THIS WEEK IN 1970: Hundreds turned away for abortions
It was revealed aÂ Portsmouth hospital was turning women who wanted legal abortions awayÂ because it couldn't deal with the spiralling demand.
And sometimes, a woman would arrive at the gynaecology department at St Mary's Hospital with a dangerous infection from aÂ '˜back street' abortion.
Frank Murray, head of the gynaecology department, said: '˜Our nurses don't like abortion cases because of the emotional factor. Some nurses don't assistÂ and it isn't easy for the surgeon.
'˜This is not a simple matter.'