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 →
Public concerned over safety of DIY abortion.
An independent poll, commissioned by SPUC and conducted by Savanta ComRes, found that more than 90% of the general public in Scotland are concerned about safety, quality and legal issues related to the provision of DIY abortion. Some 93% believe that it is important for checks to be "put in place to ensure women being certified for... Continue Reading →
Poll majority agree: 📢It is concerning that callers giving false information can easily obtain abortion drugs (91%). 📢Staff at abortion providers need to ensure they collect correct medical and personal information to certify a woman for a home abortion (92%). 📢Important that checks are put in place to ensure women meet the legal criteria (93%).
Savanta ComRes poll.
Is the rate of abortion complications falling?
Official government data shows that each year, over 300 women suffer complications from abortion. Statistics from the Department of Health and Social Care for the last five years, shows that each year, 313 women who have an abortion in England and Wales, suffer from complications requiring hospital treatment, including haemorrhage, sepsis, and uterine perforations. This... Continue Reading →
How the pandemic revolutionised abortion access in the UK.
This is my response to an article in the New Statesman on December 15th, 2020. My main concern is the assertion that abortion has become safer since the introduction of telemedicine in April. The article states that there has been just one complication in more than 23,000 abortions at home, and that is clearly wrong,... Continue Reading →
Campaigning for women to attend abortion clinics.
I was recently asked: “…do we really want women to spend more time in the care of abortion providers? Why would we campaign for that?” This was asked in the context of the public consultation into the ‘Future Arrangements For Early Medical Abortion at Home’, currently being conducted in Scotland. My answer is unequivocal: “Yes,... Continue Reading →
Care at home – the reality behind the hashtag.
#CareAtHome is being used by many on Twitter lobbying for the provision of telemedicine abortion in Northern Ireland. #CareAtHome – sounds so nice, who wouldn’t want it, but what’s the reality behind the hashtag? I suppose #CareInMyBathroom or #CareOnMyToilet doesn’t have the same appeal. Realities of abortion at home. On 28 May, the Daily Mail published a... 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 →