FREE EVENT – Abortion in Britain: past, present and future
Wednesday 21st March
Venue: Moot Chamber, Wigoder Building, Kent Law School, University of Kent, Canterbury
Marking the 50th Anniversary of the passage and implementation of the Abortion Act 1967, Centre for Parenting Culture Studies from SSPSSR has organised an afternoon of discussion, together with Kent’s Centre for the Interdisciplinary Study of Reproduction (CISoR) and KLS. All Welcome.
1:30pm Coffee and Welcome
2-3.15pm ‘Kind to Women: how the 1967 Abortion Act changed our lives’
Film show and Q and A with film director, Jayne Kavanagh (UCL Medical School)
About the film:
The passing of the 1967 Abortion Act was a pivotal moment for women’s health and women’s lives. The culmination of decades of campaigning, it finally ended the horror of deaths from self-induced and backstreet abortions. It precipitated the public funding of contraception for all and meant that, finally, women were able to choose when and whether to have children. In this moving documentary, women who survived illegal abortion and the nurses who picked up the pieces when things went wrong, and campaigning doctors and abortion rights advocates share vivid memories of the time; and bring to life the story of this ground breaking legislation and of a historic turning point for women’s rights.
3.30-5pm ‘The future of abortion: the case for decriminalisation’
Discussion with opening comments from Professor Sally Sheldon (Kent Law School) and Ann Furedi, CEO, British Pregnancy Advisory Service and author, The Moral Case for Abortion.
5-6pm Drinks Reception, and meet the author, with Ann Furedi
25% discount for students on The Moral Case for Abortion book purchase on the day!
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