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Victoria Gillick and her birth control appeal

Title
Victoria Gillick and her birth control appeal
Genre
News report
TX Date
19 Nov 1984
Year of production
1984
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Duration
00:02:32
Description
Report on Victoria Gillick, who wants it to be made legal for doctors to tell parents if girls under 16 seek to go on the pill. Gillick’s legal battle has received support from Roman Catholic and Jewish leaders, who are praying for her. She talks about Thomas Clarkson and his work with the anti-slave trade movement, and Oliver Cromwell, as they are both from her home county, East Anglia. Male reporter not identified.
Contributors
Victoria Gillick
Keywords
Health services; Law; East Anglia; Children (age group); Jews; Children (family); Birth control; Religious belief; Prayer; Catholics; Wisbech; Thomas Clarkson; Anti-slavery movements; Oliver Cromwell

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