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France 24
Annette YOUNG

Rise in UK abortion prosecutions: Why the uptick in England and Wales?


Abortion is legal in the UK, but England and Wales are both experiencing a rise in abortion prosecutions; using a law that dates back to 1861. In the last 18 months, six women have been prosecuted and at least one woman has been jailed. Annette Young talks to Mara Clarke, a pro-choice activist based in London, as to why this is happening. Also in France, there is a boom in self-defence courses for women while they also learn how to avoid legal ramifications. Plus anger over the decision to withdraw Ivory Coast's women's football team from the competition at the Paris Olympics. 

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