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Discrete CollectionsPolitics, economics and social science collections
TitleAbortion
Ref NoSTEEL/B/3/1
LevelFile
Date1987-1990
Extent3 files
DescriptionComprises correspondence and papers regarding abortion legislation and contraception. Includes:
Correspondence and papers regarding the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill and amendments made to the Abortion Act under the Bill (including David Alton's proposed amendment) including from Co-ordinating Committee in Defence of the 1967 Abortion Act (CO-ORD), Birth Control Campaign, Doctors for a Woman's Choice on Abortion, Progress and the Abortion Law Reform Society
Correspondence with other MPs and Lords regarding Parliamentary debates on the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill including David Alton, Frank Doran, Lord Houghton, Lord Brightman, Michael Alison, Ann Winterton, Ann Widdecombe and Robert Key
Articles regarding abortion, mostly by Steel
Correspondence regarding amendments to the Children's Bill proposing to stop under-16s from receiving confidential contraceptive advice
Parliamentary debates regarding the Abortion (Amendment) Bill
Parliamentary questions asked by Steel regarding family planning services across the UK
'Reducing late abortions. Access to NHS Services in early pregnancy' by the Birth Control Trust
'Abortion in Northern Ireland. The report of an International Tribunal' The Northern Ireland Abortion Law Reform Association 1989
'Abortion. An Ethical Decision' by the Church Assembly Board for Social Responsibility 1965
Access StatusMainly open; some items closed
Access ConditionsFile 3 is closed under Data Protection Act until 2075.
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