UK: New confidential helpline to advise women who buy illegal abortion pills online


1 September 2016

A confidential telephone helpline for women who have used abortion pills bought online is launching today.

The British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS) has set up the free service to provide aftercare for women living in Ireland, Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man. Access to abortion services is severely restricted in these regions and thousands of women are forced to travel to England each year to undergo terminations. Those who are unable to do so, often for financial reasons, resort to ordering illegal abortion medication on the internet for as little as £50.

In England, Scotland and Wales, women can access abortions – either via pills or a surgical procedure - through NHS services and clinics.

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Source: The Telegraph