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Bid to change abortion law rejected

14th February 2011

The High Court has rejected a bid by the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS) to let women having a pill-induced abortion take their medication at home.

Current rules mean a woman has to visit a clinic twice and take two pills at each visit to induce a miscarriage. The option is available to women in the first nine weeks of pregnancy. BPAS chief executive Ann Furedi said: "It cannot be morally right to compel a woman to physically take tablets in a clinic and to subject her to the anxiety that symptoms will start on the journey back when her doctor knows it is safe and indeed preferable for her to take these at home." 

 

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Article Information

Title: Bid to change abortion law rejected
Author: Jess Laurence
Article Id: 17566
Date Added: 14th Feb 2011

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