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More than 600 medical professionals demand end to the ‘pills in the post’ abortion scheme brought in during lockdown amid fears they are being used on foetuses after the ten-week limit

More than 600 medics have demanded that Boris Johnson end the controversial ‘pills in the post’ abortion scheme introduced at the start of lockdown.

In an open letter, they call for a reversal of the relaxation in abortion rules, citing evidence that some pills mailed after phone or online consultations were used when foetuses were beyond the stipulated ten-week limit – and even after the 24-week upper limit for surgical abortions. 

They argue that the new rules also made it easier for men to coerce women into abortions against their will and failed to protect girls who were being abused by adults, or women trafficked into prostitution.

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