Abortion

Scope and Content

Women in Media campaigned to stop the reconvening of the Select Committee appointed to study the James White Abortion (Amendment) Bill (Dec 1975). This Bill sought to restrict the grounds for legal abortion in the Abortion Act 1967.

Consists of:

- papers relating to the Birth Control Campaign, Co-Ordinating Committee in Defence of the 1967 Abortion Act and Reason

- letters from MPs concerning re-convening the Select Committee and James White's Abortion (Amendment) Bill

- information papers from other abortion groups

- John Corrie's Abortion (Amendment) Bill 1979