Vicky Spratt and Diane Munday on the 1967 Abortion Act and their campaign to decriminalise abortion

Vicky Spratt and Diane Munday are campaigning to decriminalise abortion in England, Scotland, and Wales.


Diane Munday campaigned to legalise abortion in Britain in the 1960s. Her activism has not only changed women’s lives in this country — but saved them. Munday had a termination in 1961, when it was illegal. Her husband’s salary meant she was able to afford the procedure. But a friend of hers who had a backstreet abortion died. She went on to fight for the legalisation of abortion in Britain. Over 50 years after the 1967 Abortion Act was passed, Munday is fighting for legal reform.


Along with journalist Vicky Spratt, Munday is fighting for the decrimalisation of abortion in England and Wales. Spratt has also changed the law. Her #MakeRentingFair campaign resulted in the government banning letting agency fees for tenants. 


Now, Spratt and Munday — two women who’ve already changed the law — are campaigning legal reform with Refinery29's #ImACriminal campaign. Listen to the episode to find out more about this important campaign. You can sign their Change.org petition here.


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Special thanks to Refinery29, Vicky Spratt, Diane Munday, and Nina Joyce.


Credits:

Host and creator: Rachel Thompson

Producers: Maria Dermentzi and Nikolay Nikolov

Editor: Shannon Connellan

Music: Christianne Straker

Illustration: Vicky Leta


 

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