All Things Considered

Abortion

Abortion

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Summary

It's 50 years since the Act which legalised Abortion. More than eight million pregnancies have ended this way in that time, and arguments surrounding the issue have never gone away: there's a ten-minute bill before parliament this week. As demonstrators picket clinics offering abortion, Roy Jenkins explores the current situation. Is change needed? And with religious figures vocal on both sides, to what extent are insights of faith being sought or listened to? With Roy are: Josephine Quintavalle, co founder of think tank Comment on Reproductive Ethics Canon Steven Saxby, Anglican priest and supporter of Christians for Choice Dr Sandy Kirkman, former principal lecturer in midwifery at the University of Glamorgan.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Rev Roy Jenkins
Producer Dominic Jewel
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