UK government faces court challenge over medical abortionBMJ 2011; 342 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d264 (Published 14 January 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d264
- Clare Dyer
The United Kingdom’s largest independent abortion provider is mounting a High Court challenge to make it possible for women to complete early stage abortions at home.
BPAS, formerly known as the British Pregnancy Advisory Service, is asking the court to rule that the 1967 Abortion Act allows women to take the second dose of tablets for an early medical abortion at home.
The act says that any treatment for the termination of pregnancy has to be carried out at a hospital or clinic. Early medical abortion, available in the first nine weeks of …
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