Abortion Law Reformed
This book is the first fully documented account of the thirty-year campaign to replace Britain's severe and archaic abortion law. Starting with the work of the Abortion Law Reform Association in the thirties , it reaches into the sixties as change begins to become imminent thanks to a new generation of reformers. With an introduction by David Steel.
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Dr Evelyn Fisher with Marie Stopes and facing page Aylmer Maude
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