In 1967, Liberals, led by David Steel helped pass the first abortion act.
This groundbreaking and brave piece of legislation enabled women to access safe, free abortions through the NHS.
We’ve come a long way since then – but our abortion laws haven’t.
It’s time for reform – that’s why, at our Autumn Conference today, we’ve voted for a set of plans to kick this off.
Members have decided that the Liberal Democrats will decriminalise abortion - and agreed to treat it as a regulated healthcare issue like any other.
The motion also calls for greater investment in reproductive health services and establishing safe zones around abortion clinics – and gives access to abortion facilities to women in Northern Ireland.
It’s a practical set of reforms – and if you support them, we need your help to make them law.
Will you help us do that? Add your name now and say you’re in: