In 1974, the Abortion Act was threatened by James White’s private member’s bill, sponsored by an anti-choice organisation. ALRA and other pro-choice groups combined to defend the 1967 Act against this, and successive attacks. Whilst ALRA and others made more formal representations, women’s groups organised demonstrations and meetings, many brandishing wire coat-hangers, symbolic of dangerous back-street abortion methods. The campaign led to the formation of the National Abortion Campaign (NAC) in 1975. The first meeting was held in the House of Commons on 10th March.