How ‘DIY’ home abortion is placing women at risk.

On 23 March 2021, I presented at an online briefing hosted by the All-Party Parliamentary Pro-Life Group for MPs from across the UK, along with politicians from the Scottish Parliament and Welsh Senedd. This was an opportunity to share some of the findings from our recent freedom of information investigation. Led by Co-Chair of the... Continue Reading →

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How much does the NHS pay BPAS?

Based on data published in its 2020 financial statement,[1] BPAS was paid £37 million by the NHS, largely for its provision of abortion services; the average fee per abortion was approximately £425. We note that BPAS provides other reproductive health services for which it is paid by the NHS, so this calculation is an estimate,... Continue Reading →

A freedom of information request to Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board showed the cost of the pills-by-post service provided by BPAS in 2020 was £76.97 for the consultation, and £344.80 for the abortion treatment, a total of £421.77.

Cost of Abortions in England – 2018.

Cost of Abortions in England 2018Download Freedom of information responses show that in 2018, NHS England paid £96 million for abortion services, at an overall average cost of £510 per abortion. From BPAS published financial statements[1] and a number of FOI responses, we can derive that the average price charged to the NHS by the... Continue Reading →

Posting is not the same as dispensing.

If you are going to use reduced waiting times to substantiate your preference for telemedicine abortion, then you need to make sure that you are comparing like-for-like. It is wrong to compare the elapsed time from first contact to in-clinic dispensing, with the time from first contact to posting the abortion pills; posting is not... Continue Reading →

Alone, but not alone.

Pills-by-post has brought notable change for vulnerable women living with an abusive partner at home. The approval for telemedicine abortion, in which the woman does not need to first visit a clinic, has made it much easier for an abusive partner to coerce a vulnerable woman into having an abortion in the privacy of her... Continue Reading →

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