The court heard uncontested evidence that Brennan had arranged for the medical abortion pill, a prostaglandin called misoprostol and anti-progesterone called mifepristone, to be posted from Russia by his sister, and that these pills were taken by Leach after she thought she might be pregnant.
The author (perhaps just a teensy bit melodramatically) argues for the defence…
The law the couple were alleged to have broken was an old one, based on the 1861 Offences Against the Persons Act of the English Parliament. Crafted in another century in another country and for another time […]
The law, the police, the judge, the lawyers, the doctors were all men, acting in a drama that had its origins when women were chattels and there was no notion that ”women’s rights are human rights”. Our sensibilities are different now.