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The re-introduction of key abortion safeguards is a step towards tackling domestic abuse

Almost two years ago, suddenly and without scrutiny, the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) announced the biggest change to abortion law in this country since 1967.

At the start of the pandemic and ensuing lockdown, the DHSC granted emergency measures to allow medical abortions to be self-administered at home without any in-person consultation. Now, the Government is mulling over whether to end this temporary policy in line with the cessation of other Covid emergency measures.

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