Abortion – Women’s Choice or Coercion?

A woman’s decision to have an abortion is not always her own, writes Charles Francis QC.

In lobbying for making abortion freely available, feminists always talk about the importance of abortion being a choice to which every woman is entitled. Indeed, those who support abortion rights always describe themselves as “pro-choice”, never as “pro-abortion”.

As a personal injury lawyer who acted for women who sued abortionists, I found that a woman’s decision to have an abortion often was not her own but that of someone else, such as her husband, partner or family.

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