Each month, 10,700 women self-manage their medical abortions at home, 350 of these will experience failed, incomplete abortions. At least 17 women will need hospital treatment for complications, every month, based on historic data of 1.6 complications per 1,000 abortions.

DHSC data shows an average 7,600 telemedicine abortions at home per month. A further 3,100 women self-administer misoprostol at home after taking mifepristone at an abortion clinic. Each month, 10,700 women self-manage their pregnancy expulsions at home.

2,800 failed abortions at-home.

Based on official data, it's likely that there have been 2,800 failed, incomplete abortions self-administered by women at home since the start of April; 350 incomplete every month. Official government data issued by the Department of Health and Social Care show that during April-June there was a monthly average of 17,800 abortions across England and... Continue Reading →

Abortion first, safety second.

My interview with Leah Hickman at WORLD, during which she asked me why I started working for Marie Stopes International and, perhaps more importantly, why I stopped. Abortion provider Marie Stopes International attempted to break with its eugenicist and pro-Nazi founder on Tuesday by changing its name to MSI Reproductive Choices. “Marie Stopes was a pioneer of... 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 →

Bathroom abortion is the new backstreet.

There’s increasing debate about the lack of official provision of abortion services across Northern Ireland, with concerns being raised that women are risking their health and safety by turning to the backstreets. I think the rhetoric around ‘backstreet’ abortion is flawed. It is more likely that when official abortion services are not being provided, or... Continue Reading →

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