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Birth Control Trust

  • Birth Control Trust (f. 1971)
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The following is an interim description which may change when detailed cataloguing takes place in future:
Miscellaneous material re conferences, publications, campaigns, legislation etc on birth control and abortion and related matters, 1970s-1990s, including material on their response to the Gillick case (on whether young people under 16 might be given contraceptive advice without their parents' consent) of the early 1980s



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34 transfer boxes

Biographical note

The Birth Control Trust was a registered charity, of which the Birth Control Campaign was the pressure group (although actually set up before the Trust in 1971). While the BCC took political action in the form of lobbying for National Health Service provision in this field, and defended and promoted existing legislation, such as the 1967 Abortion Act, the Trust published pamphlets on aspects of birth control, abortion and population and acted as an information resource centre: being a charity it could defend existing law (as in the Gillick case) but not campaign for changes. It closed down in 1999.

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