Record Details

NGOAbortion Rights

Abortion Rights
18 Ashwin Street
E8 3DL

Telephone020 72785539
Background Information

Abortion Rights campaigns for free access to abortions in the UK, highlighting what it sees as the obstructions inherent in the current system, regulated by the 1967 Abortion Act, i.e. the need for women to gain the approval of two doctors, on the grounds on physical or mental health, before an abortion can take place. Abortion Rights resulted from the 2003 merger of the National Abortion Campaign (NAC) and the Abortion Law Reform Association (ARLA). ARLA was formed in 1936 in response to the dangers posed by 'back-street' abortions, while the more radical, feminist NAC was formed in 1975. Sources:; Barberis et al 2000 p362.

Year Created2003
Other Names / Antecedent Bodies

Abortion Law Reform Association (ALRA); National Abortion Campaign (NAC)

Related Organisations
KeywordsGender; Ill-Health, medicine, counselling and rehabilitation; Sexuality and sexual activity.
Last Edited ByRC at 05/07/2010 15:42:14