Act now and ask your MP to sign a parliamentary motion calling for an
end to ‘DIY’ abortion.
Carla Lockhart MP has tabled an Early Day Motion (EDM) highlighting the inherent risks that ‘DIY’ abortion presents to women’s health and safety.
The Department of Health and Social Care recently held a public consultation on whether the temporary policy to permit ‘at-home’ abortion should become permanent, and a decision from them is imminent. As the Government reviews this dangerous policy, it is vital that we continue to draw attention to the risks it presents.
The EDM highlights the concerning evidence that has already emerged of women attending emergency departments due to severe complications, abortions occurring beyond the legal limit, and difficulties in safeguarding against abuse and coercion. Indeed, abortion providers currently cannot ensure the pills they prescribe are taken by the intended individual in safe, uncoerced circumstances within the appropriate time frame, which is a serious concern for underage sexual abuse victims and women in abusive relationships.
Notably, over 600 UK medical professionals recently signed an open letter to the Government calling for an end to ‘at-home’ abortion due to concerns that it has led to a number of abortions occurring over the ten-week limit and that it fails to protect women and girls from being coerced into an abortion against their will.
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Act now and ask your MP to sign a parliamentary motion calling for an end to ‘DIY’ abortion.