British Pregnancy Advisory Service
We Trust Women
In 2016, abortion is still illegal in the UK and punishable with a life sentence.
In 1861, ending your pregnancy was made a crime punishable by life imprisonment. Today, more than 150 years later, that law still stands- women are not trusted to make their own decisions about their pregnancy. With your donation today we can give women proper choice by removing abortion from the criminal law.
Our abortion laws are hopelessly outdated. Legally, two doctors have to approve a woman's reason for terminating a pregnancy. Any woman who ends a pregnancy can still be prosecuted, simply for not having received permission.
Women are suffering as a result. Abortion care must be provided according to a law passed decades ago in 1967, rather than best clinical practice in 2016. Women face needless delays because 2 doctors must approve their request. Today's nurses can provide a range of clinical procedures- but they are legally barred from performing abortions.
This is the last great legal battle for women's equality. Women gained the right to vote in 1928, the right to equal pay in 1970, but still haven't gained the right to control their bodies. Help us overturn this law.
Your donation will help us campaign to get the law changed. We want to make sure abortion is treated like other healthcare, if you agree abortion is a choice, not an illegal act, we need your support.
Make a donation today and help us campaign to decriminalise abortion.