Government’s plan to tighten rules on ‘at-home abortions’ revealed

Exclusive: ‘It will force women in marginalised positions to make unnecessary journeys to abortion clinics, and risks them starting to bleed before they reach home,’ expert warns

Maya Oppenheim
Women’s Correspondent
Wednesday 16 November 2022 15:20 GMT
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<p>After Covid hit the UK in March 2020, ministers allowed abortion pills to be sent via post to be taken at home after a phone consultation</p>

After Covid hit the UK in March 2020, ministers allowed abortion pills to be sent via post to be taken at home after a phone consultation

The government wants to curb access to “at-home abortions”, a leaked document has revealed.

An email sent to abortion providers, exclusively shared with The Independent, warned those seeking abortions must not be given pills to take at addresses they do not reside at, such as family homes, refuges or hotels.

The plans would essentially block women from taking pregnancy termination pills at addresses that are not their homes.

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