Protest against the ‘home abortion’ pill in Scotland is about judging women, not ensuring their safety
February 28, 2018
In October 2017, Scotland became the only part of the UK where women are given the choice to take abortion medication at home.
The decision by the Scottish government means women seeking “early abortion” in the first nine weeks of pregnancy can take the second of two necessary medications at home, rather than in an NHS outpatient clinic. Mifepristone and misoprostol have to be taken one to two days apart which, until now, saw women attending the clinic for two separate appointments.