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UK abortion laws are more precarious than they seem – replacing the Human Rights Act could unsettle them further

By Jamie Fletcher, Lecturer in Law, Bournemouth University
Karolina Szopa, Lecturer in Law, Bournemouth University
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The state of abortion laws in the US has many in the UK wondering about reproductive rights in their own country. While abortion is largely accessible in the UK, its legal status is more precarious than many understand. Whichever government is in power next, it has the ability to either solidify abortion access or put it further into jeopardy. With this in mind, the next prime minister should reconsider plans to replace the Human Rights Act 1998 with the proposed bill of rights.

In June 2022, Justice Secretary Dominic Raab introduced the bill…The Conversation


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