Scotland: Campaigners threaten legal action over ‘abortion pill’

Campaigners threaten legal action over 'abortion pill'

17 December 2017

Anti-abortion campaigners claim they have "no alternative" but to mount a legal challenge if the Scottish government approves plans for women to take abortion medication at home.

The Society of the Protection of the Unborn Child (SPUC), said it had already sought legal advice.

It said it had been assured "a good chance of success".

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UK: Top obstetrician supports women taking abortion pills at home

Top obstetrician supports women taking abortion pills at home
Prof Lesley Regan says taking misoprostol at home allows for safer care than making women travel to clinics

Press Association
Friday 27 October 2017 17.02 BST

One of the UK’s top gynaecologists has said the decision to allow women in Scotland to take abortion pills at home is “admirable” and she hopes there will be support for the move in England.

Prof Lesley Regan, president of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG), said it was another step in making it easier for women to access safe care.

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Women’s groups urge Scotland to scrap two doctors abortion rule

Devolution of abortion law to Holyrood offers opportunity to develop a distinct approach, campaigners say

by Libby Brooks, Scotland correspondent, The Guardian
Monday 12 December 2016

The Scottish government should scrap the legal requirement for two doctors to approve a termination, effectively decriminalising the procedure, and consider regulating abortion drugs for use by women in their own homes, according to a report by a coalition of women’s rights organisations.

With abortion law devolved to Holyrood as part of the Scotland Act 2016, the report argues that the SNP government must now “be bold in creating a distinctive approach” by removing it from criminal statute and regulating it like any other healthcare procedure.

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Source: The Guardian