Abortion Rights Blog

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Do women in the UK have a ‘right’ to an abortion?

Women in Britain do not have a right to abortion on request. However, most people believe that they can get an abortion just by asking for one. Even if a woman has been raped she is not automatically entitled to an abortion. She has to convince two doctors that continuing with the pregnancy would have a worse effect on her mental or physical health, or on that of her existing children, than having a termination.