Kind to Women - Film Launch for 50th Anniversary of 1967 Abortion Act

Posted 29 April 2018

Date: 29 Apr 2018

Type: FSRH News and Information

The launch of the Kind to Women Film coincides with the 50th anniversary of the implementation of the 1967 Abortion Act.

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, the nurses who picked up the pieces when things went wrong, 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. 

Read more and watch the documentary here.

Supported by:
The Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (FSRH) of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

UCL EGA Institute for Women's Health

UCL (University College London)