We’re connected to the past in more ways than you might think.
For example, the 1861 Offences against the person Act is an abortion law that is still largely in place today. What does this Victorian law dictate? How does it still effect our lives today? And who were the brave pioneers who challenged it?
Today we’re joined by historian Lesley Hall to find out more about what abortion meant in the 19th century, and learn more about the contraceptive options available, too.
This episode was edited by Tom Delargy and produced by Stuart Beckwith. The senior producer was Charlotte Long.