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Dr Miriam Stoppard: Did you know that, under a law from 1861, abortion is still illegal?

When I read the Royal College of General ­Practitioners was backing calls to ­remove abortion from criminal law, I confess I was ­gobsmacked. Wasn’t it already legal? Wasn’t a law passed in 1967 legalising it? Have I been labouring under a ­delusion all this time? How could abortion still be a ­criminal act in 2019?… Read More »