Abortion in Poland

31 countries, including Poland, are clearing stating that abortion law is a sovereign matter;  the United Nations and international organisations can lobby and campaign for abortion policy change but do not have the right to provide or enable the provision of illegal abortion services. Abortion law This week, Poland’s constitutional tribunal ruled that abortion for … Continue reading Abortion in Poland

Only half of those eligible, chose pills by post

On March 30th, 2020, in response to the COVID-19 lockdown and the ensuing difficulties facing those needing to visit clinics, the Secretary of State for the Department of Health and Social Care approved the home of a pregnant woman as a place in which both medications for an early medical abortion could be taken. Across … Continue reading Only half of those eligible, chose pills by post

DHSC Reveals 52 Illegal Abortions at Home

In the first six months of 2020, across England and Wales, 52 official forms of notification (HSA4) were submitted by abortion practitioners to the DHSC, certifying medical abortions at home in which the gestational age was recorded at more than the legal permitted limit of 10 weeks. Written answer by DHSC to Freedom of Information … Continue reading DHSC Reveals 52 Illegal Abortions at Home

Escalating Risk Around Pills by Post

UPDATE on October 8th, 2020: "Since the 1 April the Department has not been notified of any maternal deaths relating to abortion. The Department is aware of reports of two women who died after seeking abortion treatment earlier this year. Both sought care before the temporary approval came into force on 30 March and physically … Continue reading Escalating Risk Around Pills by Post

RSOP12: Information for Women

In the UK, providers of abortion services must comply with the Required Standard Operating Procedures (“the RSOPs”) set out in this document issued by the Department of Health and Social Care. RSOP12 details the information which must be provided to the woman, and how. This starts as follows: Women must be given impartial, accurate and evidence-based … Continue reading RSOP12: Information for Women