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Campaign Against the Corrie Bill (CAC)

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John Corrie MP for Bute and North Ayrshire, introduced another restrictive Bill against abortion in 1979. This wanted to reduce the time limit drastically, and restrict the grounds of how a woman could procure an abortion. It managed to gain substantial support: it passed three readings and so went into committee.

NAC formed the sub-group: Campaign against Corrie (CAC) after the second reading and in the end were successful: the Bill was eventually dropped. The documents for CAC include: papers relating to the several large demonstrations against the Bill, information from the LARC campaign, a range of correspondence and some copies of the Parliamentary debates.



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Related material

In the Wellcome Library, there are some documents on the John Corrie Bill in the Abortion Law Reform Association records, see SA/ALR/B.35-36 and there are also 14 prints of posters against the Corrie Bill, see record no 664631i.

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