A true pioneer of change, Diane was a central member of the Abortion Law Reform Association (ALRA) which made the 1967 Abortion Act possible. Having been vice chairman and main spokesperson since 1963 Diane took over as general secretary in 1968. She went on to help found the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (bpas) where she worked for many years defending women’s reproductive rights in the media and with policymakers during a time of significant attacks on abortion care. Diane’s enduring commitment to women’s reproductive autonomy continues to inspire activists and campaigners today. Read Diane’s piece on why we need to decriminalise abortion here.
Charter for Choice