Scotland: Anti-abortion campaigners challenge medication plans


Anti-abortion campaigners challenge medication plans

Anti-abortion campaigners are launching a legal challenge against Scotland’s top doctor over plans to allow women to take medication to end pregnancies at home.

by Press Association

John Deighan, chief executive of the Society of the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC) said it has instructed a legal team to prepare court papers calling for a judicial review of the decision.

Scotland’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr Catherine Calderwood, confirmed in October she had written to all Scottish health boards indicating the drug misoprostol could be taken by women outside a clinical setting, under plans using powers available within the Abortion Act 1967.

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