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Ambulance call-outs for ‘DIY’ abortions dramatically increase since they were made legal

Following a Freedom of Information request to ambulance trusts in England, GB News found there had been a substantial increase in the number of women calling 999 in relation to abortion pills taken at home and an increase in ambulance dispatches. ‘DIY’ home abortions, where abortion pills are taken outside of a clinical setting, were first made legal in March 2020 as part of the Government’s pandemic response.

They found that the number of call-outs relating to abortion increased in London from 93 in 2019, to 150 in 2020, a 61% increase; and in the South West, from 33 in 2019 to 74 in 2020, a 124% increase.

At the same time, the National Network of Designated Healthcare Professionals has recorded cases of women performing ‘DIY’ abortions later in pregnancy resulting in some babies being born alive after the abortion ‘fails’.

More than 10,000 women had to receive hospital treatment following a medical abortion

Based on data collected from 85 Freedom of Information requests to NHS Trusts across England, a study suggests that more than 10,000 women had to receive hospital treatment following the use of medical abortion pills in England between April 2020 and September 2021.

This amounts to more than 1 in 17 women who had a medical abortion over the 18-month period needing hospital treatment.

In May 2020, police investigated the death of a baby after a mother took abortion pills while 28 weeks pregnant.

Right To Life UK spokesperson, Catherine Robinson, said: “The increase in ambulance call outs following the introduction of ‘DIY’ abortions is alarming. Not only do these abortions end the life of a unique human being, but the lack of medical supervision places the mother in harm’s way, a fact that pro-abortion activists routinely ignore”.

Dear reader,

You may be surprised to learn that our 24-week abortion time limit is out of line with the majority of European Union countries, where the most common time limit for abortion on demand or on broad social grounds is 12 weeks gestation.

The latest guidance from the British Association of Perinatal Medicine enables doctors to intervene to save premature babies from 22 weeks. The latest research indicates that a significant number of babies born at 22 weeks gestation can survive outside the womb, and this number increases with proactive perinatal care.

This leaves a real contradiction in British law. In one room of a hospital, doctors could be working to save a baby born alive at 23 weeks whilst, in another room of that same hospital, a doctor could perform an abortion that would end the life of a baby at the same age.

The majority of the British population support reducing the time limit. Polling has shown that 70% of British women favour a reduction in the time limit from 24 weeks to 20 weeks or below.

Please click the button below to sign the petition to the Prime Minister, asking him to do everything in his power to reduce the abortion time limit.