Vera Houghton

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Vera Houghton, Baroness Houghton of Sowerby, CBE (née Travis; 18 October 1914 – 30 November 2013) was a British women's health campaigner, chair of the Abortion Law Reform Association and founder of the Birth Control Trust. She also served as a Vice President of the British Eugenics Society from 1964–1966 and again in 1969 when it was reformed as the Galton Institute. She was the chair of the Abortion Law Reform Association from 1963 to 1970, whilst the organisation, lobbied, sponsored and steered the Abortion Act 1967 through parliamemt.[3] Following this, she continued to campaign for women's reproductive rights by founding the Birth Control Trust, which pushed for universally free contraceptives. She also became active in the Family Planning Association, becoming its chair in 1973, with birth control becoming free available on the NHS in 1974. She also became executive secretary of the International Planned Parenthood Federation from 1953 to 1959. wiki

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