Stella Browne, socialist feminist campaigner for the reform of abortion law. After Somerville College, Oxford and spells as a teacher and librarian she began to make a name for herself in the debates concerning womenâ€™s sexual desire before and after the First World War. She conducted a twenty-five year correspondence with Havelock Ellis and translated a number of works of continental sexology in the interwar period. An active participant in the work of the Malthusian League, she was a significant champion of birth control and far-reaching abortion rights, as well as campaigning around divorce law and against the stigma still attached to illegitimacy. At various times she was a Communist, Fabian, member of the Chelsea branch of the Labour Party, and â€“ for a few years â€“ member of the Eugenics Society, though she opposed its preferred criterion of â€˜fitnessâ€™, and her ODNB biographer remarks that she probably joined the society â€œto represent the interests of the Abortion Law Reform Association of which she was a founderâ€. A page with links to some of her writings is here. Born Halifax, Nova Scotia, 9 May 1880, died Sefton Park, Liverpool, 8 May 1955.