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Court rules that emergency contraception is lawful

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.324.7344.995/b (Published 27 April 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:995
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. London

    The UK High Court has rejected a case brought by an antiabortion group challenging the government's decision to allow oral emergency contraception to be sold over the counter by pharmacists without prescription.

    The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children had claimed that emergency hormonal contraception was a method of early abortion …

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