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The 27th April marked the 40th anniversary of the coming into force of the 1967 Abortion Act that led to the saving of thousands of women’s lives. The Act allowed women in England, Wales and Scotland access to safe abortion on the NHS in a government approved hospital when 2 doctors agreed to the procedure within the first 24 weeks of pregnancy. We must not turn the clock back by criminalising women who find themselves in the position of needing an abortion. We must join the lobby of parliament today to protect the right to choose and not allow religious bigotry to put women back to the unsafe abortions of the pre 1967 Abortion Act where thousands of women put their health and even their lives in danger.