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Positive Campaigns

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The majority of the campaigns NAC fought for were to defend the Abortion Act of 1967, and they rarely able to put forward any positive legislation for abortion services. However in 1977 the group started debating the idea of introducing a Bill to hopefully positively change the abortion law. This started after the Abortion Rights Tribunal in the same year, and several discussions followed in subsequent years about which was the best area to pursue to introduce better abortion legislation. This aim was achieved in 1981 when Jo Richardson, Labour MP for Barking, put forward a bill for improved Day Care facilities for abortion services, however the bill was not successful.



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