Engender, along with Scottish Women's Aid, Rape Crisis Scotland, Zero Tolerance, Close the Gap, Amnesty Scotland and NUS Scotland, believe that the Scottish Government should take action to decriminalise abortion, and improve access, support and services around reproductive rights.
The report 'our bodies, our choice: the case for a Scottish approach to abortion', sets out a number of issues around access to abortion in Scotland, and makes a number of recommendations to the Scottish Government. You can read just the recommendations here.
The devolution of powers over abortion law means the Scottish Government has an opportunity to improve women's lives in Scotland. Engender believes that a Scottish approach must be developed through meaningful and measured discussion, drawing on international best practice, and in consultation with women, practitioners and human rights and gender advocates.
If you are seeking information about accessing an abortion in Scotland, you may find this information from the NHS or from the British Pregnancy Advisory Service useful and you can find information about sexual health clinics near you here.
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