Munday, Diane (b 1931) humanist and abortion rights campaigner
ADMINISTRATIVE/BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY: Diane Munday became involved in the campaign to reform abortion law in the 1960s,
following her own experience with abortion. She was a member of the Abortion Law
Reform Association and of the British Pregnancy Advisory Service until the 1990s,
and frequently gave speeches and wrote articles on the topics of abortion, pregnancy
and family planning. Later, she became interested in the question of voluntary
euthanasia, and has also spoken and written on that subject.
Munday began questioning religion at the age of 8 or 9, and has been heavily
involved with the British Humanist Association. She began a successful campaign
for a state school in her village after her son was called a pagan in the local
Church of England school. She was appointed as a magistrate in 1969, acting for
many years as Chair of the Family Panel, and retired from the Bench in 2001.
SCOPE AND CONTENT:
- papers regarding religious and moral education, including statements by the Campaign
for Moral Education and the British Humanist Association, 1967-1971.
- Notes for speeches, draft reviews.and drafts of articles on abortion, contrception
and family planning, humanism,, Alzheimers, pressure groups, moral education,
- Press cuttings of letters and articles by Munday regarding abortion, humanism,
politics and various other topics, 1967-2002.
QUANTITY: 3 Boxes