High Court to rule on allowing home abortions

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The Independent Online

The High Court will rule today on a bid to make it easier for women to complete abortions at home.

The British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS) is urging a judge to rule that the 1967 Abortion Act allows women to take the second of two doses of tablets for an early medical abortion without having to visit medical premises.

At present, both doses must be taken under medical supervision and most women go straight home after the second dose. The Government is opposing the application.