The UK Government have announced that they have given in to the abortion lobby and made the biggest change to abortion provision since 1967: introducing telemedicine abortions where ‘DIY’ abortions will be performed at home by women on themselves without a doctor or other medical professional present.
The very substantial change has been announced without any public consultation, parliamentary scrutiny or debate.
Previously, abortions could only take place in hospitals or abortion clinics approved by the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care. Under the new temporary policy, doctors will be able to prescribe abortion pills (mifepristone and misoprostol) over the phone or video (e.g. Facetime or Skype).
Women will then perform their own abortion at home by taking both abortion pills, meaning they will be left to deliver their own dead unborn child at home without direct medical supervision. The Department of Health and Social Care made it very clear last week that this was a dangerous change to the law which would likely make it much easier for women to be forced into an abortion by an abusive partner.
Sadly the Government have now given in to the demands of the abortion lobby and they are going ahead with this.
We need to ensure that it is clear to the Government that the public are very upset about this decision and that it should be revoked as soon as possible.
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