Coronavirus: Abortion law changes ruled out by health secretary Matt Hancock
George Martin, Yahoo News UK
Mar. 24, 2020
Abortion rules will not be changed as part of the response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the health secretary has announced, after the government published and then deleted changes to the law.
Matt Hancock was pressed by MPs after the Department of Health said it would allow women and girls to take abortion pills at home, without the need to attend a clinic or hospital, and for doctors to prescribe from their own homes.
Emotional abortion debate draws gasps in House of Commons
DUP hardline reinforced with claim abortion sometimes used as form of contraception
June 6, 2018
Sammy Wilson could not have known that he would be called to speak immediately after Conservative MP Heidi Allen had brought a hush to the House of Commons when she spoke of her own experience of abortion.
“Because I have been there, I am making it my business,” she said about the call to extend abortion rights to Northern Ireland.