Although Wilkes is resolutely opposed to explanatory texts and has avoided making detailed comments on her work, there are certain themes which are common to her installations. This work occupies an entire room and offers a cryptic, deliberately enigmatic, meditation on a woman’s life, childbearing, the passing of time and the issue of career versus traditional household ‘duties’. Two possible and contrasting lifestyle choices seem to be offered – up a career ladder or sitting on a toilet. The title alludes to the right to abortion, but here it has a more wide-ranging meaning relating to other life choices. The work is intentionally puzzling, comprising familiar, yet unfamiliar, objects. Close examination however, reveals a narrative which is shared by many of us.