Liberal Reforms

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What was Roy Jenkins role in the cabinet and what did this allow him to do?
Home Secretary, this allowed him to give private members bills more time in the commons which allowed more reforms to be heard and implemented
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CAPITAL PUNISHMENT
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Whose execution put into question the ethical flaws in capital punishment?
(1955) Ruth Ellis hanged because she shot her husband for beating her so much that she miscarried
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When was capital punishment banned?
1965
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ABORTION
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How many illegal abortions occurred a year?
200,000
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How many women were hospitalsied as a result?
35,000
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How many women died?
80
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What event led to the creation of the Abortion Act?
The Thalidomide disaster wherein women who took the morning after pill would then have their babies be deformed
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When was the Abortion Act passed?
1967
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What was the downside of the act?
It was only due to "mental suffering" so women still could not get abortions due to other reasons
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How much did Abortions increase between 1968 and 1975?
4 per 200 births (35,000) to 17 per 200 births (141,000)
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HOMOSEXUALITY
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When was the Sexual Offences Act passed?
1967
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What were the conditions of the act?
Both people had to be over 21 and it had to be in private
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DIVORCE
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How many divorces ended in divorce in 1950?
2 in 1000
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When was divorce made legal?
1969
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How many marriages ended in divorce in the mid 70's?
10 in 1000
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What were the terms of the divorce?
If they both wanted a divorce and were living apart then they could divorce in 2 years but if only 1 wanted a divorce then they would have to live apart for 5 years
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Whose execution put into question the ethical flaws in capital punishment?

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When was capital punishment banned?

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