Obituary: Lord Winstanley
Tuesday 27 July 1993
Winstanley was a key adviser and staunch supporter of his Liberal colleague David Steel on the committee of the then Medical Termination of Pregnancy Bill, which sat on 12 occasions over a period of two and a half months from January to March 1967 and subsequently became the 1967 Abortion Act. He was a strong advocate of comprehensive NHS family planning services; he followed Lord Gardiner as President of the Birth Control Campaign (the organisation which worked to establish free NHS contraception), a post he held for over a decade.
Winstanley's interventions in the House of Lords on matters of reproductive choice and rights - whether in the national or international context - were strengthened by his medical knowledge and experience and his humanitarian approach.
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