The king versus Aleck Bourne: the case that established the lawfulness of terminating pregnancy to preserve women’s health
de Costa, Caroline M. (2009) The king versus Aleck Bourne: the case that established the lawfulness of terminating pregnancy to preserve women’s health. Medical Journal of Australia, 191 (4). pp. 230-231.
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Europe, July 1938: Hitler and his Nuremberg rallies are gaining strength; invasion of Czechoslovakia seems imminent; German concentration camps are under construction; and Chamberlain is seeking appeasement. Meanwhile, in London, the Old Bailey criminal court is staging an unusual trial. In the dock of the austere Edwardian building stands Mr Aleck Bourne, FRCS, FRCOG, Consultant Gynaecologist to London’s St Mary’s Hospital, charged under the Offences Against the Person Act 1861 with unlawfully using an instrument to procure an abortion.
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