In 1961, Britain is on the brink of a revolution with shifting and complex moral codes in the society. One area in particular that is about to change is in the medical field - abortion is illegal and the contraceptive pill is only available to married women. Otto Powell is a charismatic surgeon who is passionate in his belief that he can make a difference in women's lives and is willing to risk going to prison under the abortion laws. Otto and his wife are the power couple that other aspire to be, but they are hiding a secret about their marriage that, if revealed, could shatter the illusion they have created.