On 13 April, in Florida, Gov. Ron DeSantis approved and signed the Heartbeat Protection Act (SB 300) saying: “We are proud to support life and family in the state of Florida.” This legislation effectively bans most abortions after six weeks gestational age. However, it will not come into effect until after the decision by the... Continue Reading →
Abortion totals in USA drop by 32,000 in six months.
A new report in the USA shows how the Dobbs decision last year, led to 32,000 less abortions in the following six months. Average monthly abortion totals have fallen by about 6% and are now back to the levels reported in 2020, reversing a multi-year increasing trend. #WeCount is a national abortion reporting effort that... Continue Reading →
Less than half choose pills by post.
Since government approval was granted for telemedicine abortion at home, less than half of all eligible women have chosen, or were offered, the option of pills by post. There are more women still visiting abortion clinics than those using telemedicine. On March 30th, 2020, in response to the COVID-19 lockdown and the ensuing difficulties facing... Continue Reading →
Harm Reduction, a catchy slogan but illegal.
When your global strategy is to promote and enable self-managed medical abortion, even in places in which the national laws prohibit this, then you need catchy slogans to justify your actions to your supporter base. How about these two: Harm reduction.Conscientious provision. In most countries, even in those in which the abortion law is relatively... Continue Reading →
Self-managed medical abortion in India.
On International Safe Abortion Day, September 28th, Marie Stopes International held a public webinar, during which one of its presenters stated that self-managed medical abortion using drugs from pharmacies across India is not legal. This is important because MSI has been reporting for many years that its operation in India provides at least 40% of... Continue Reading →
Women on Web in Poland.
In November 2018, the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (Great Britain) published a study into the safety and acceptability of medical abortion through telemedicine provided by Women on Web in Poland. This study noted: a lack of certainty in the self-reporting of gestational age; an increasing need for surgical intervention as GA increased; and... Continue Reading →
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 is legal by choice?
First published by Christian Concern on its website, on October 13th, 2020. A key finding from our mystery client survey is that both BPAS and Marie Stopes UK operate as if abortion is legal by choice in Great Britain. A woman simply has to ask for one and can provide any reason for choosing her termination... Continue Reading →
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 →