Abortion Rights

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The TUC believes that access to safe, legal abortions is fundamental to women’s rights and to their employment and education prospects, incomes and opportunities. The TUC Women’s Conference has consistently reaffirmed its support for women's right to choose.

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In recent year's, the TUC has supported campaigns to defend the existing time limit and supporting a woman’s right to choose, a view supported by the vast majority of the British public. A NOP poll conducted in October 2007 found that 83% of the British public support a woman’s right to choose.

The TUC believes that effective sex and relationships education in schools, improving access to free abortion services and removing barriers to early abortion would be the best way to reduce the need for late abortion.

The TUC is affiliated to Abortion Rights.


The TUC Women's Conference 2014 unanimously carried a resolution reaffirming the TUC's support for Abortion Rights and a woman's right to choose.
22 September 2014