Fabiana | Abortion in Scotland: devolving for choice?


I contributed an article on devolution and abortion law to the Spring issue of Fabiana, the magazine of the Fabian Women’s Network:

The Scotland Bill is due to receive royal assent before the Holyrood elections in May. It will devolve many new powers to the Scottish parliament, including abortion law – making it, in a quiet way, one of the biggest shifts in abortion law in the UK since the 1967 Abortion Act. Quiet, because discussion of the issues have been somewhat limited for such a major change, although a few pro-choice voices have sounded concern, and a few anti-abortion campaigners have given validation to those alarms.

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