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Doctors for a Woman’s Choice on Abortion
  1. Susan Quilliam
  1. Writer, Broadcaster, Consultant and Trainer, Cambridge, UK
  1. Correspondence to Ms Susan Quilliam, Cambridge, UK; susan{at};

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Who are you?

Doctors for a Woman’s Choice on Abortion is a group of doctors who believe that the law should be changed to allow the woman herself to decide whether or not to have an abortion, and who campaign to defend and improve the current British abortion law.

What originally happened to create a need for this organisation?

General practitioner Judy Bury started the organisation in 1976 after the White Bill threatened the 1967 Abortion Act. Judy felt that there was a need for an organisation of doctors who were in favour of a woman’s choice on abortion in order to counteract the negative press that was current at the time, and to stand against other pro-choice organisations, particularly the organisation Doctors who Respect Human Life.

What are your current aims?

We want to make it clear to the public and Parliament that many doctors feel …

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