Representations of Illegal Abortionists in England, 1900–1967
This chapter examines case studies of abortionists taken from criminal investigations conducted in England between 1900 and 1967. It discusses incidences of abortion, the medical and forensic evidence presented at trials on the methods used by illegal abortionists, and the health risks associated with abortion. The chapter also discusses the legal regulation of abortion, culminating in the 1967 Abortion Act.
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