Petition : Decriminalise abortion in the UK!

via Care2

Many people are not aware that abortion in the UK is still a criminal act.

Whilst the 1967 Abortion Act permits abortion in England, Scotland and Wales under certain conditions*, across the whole UK the 1861 Offences Against the Person Act (OAPA) still criminalises a woman having an abortion and a person providing it. Recently women in Northern Ireland have been criminally charged as a result of taking or procuring abortion pills. Continue reading