CNA Staff, Mar 30, 2021 / 17:00 pm
Pro-lifers in the U.K. are urging authorities to end temporary permission for at-home medical abortions, describing measures introduced at the start of the coronavirus crisis as a “cruel experiment.”
More than 70,000 women in England and Wales have undergone a “DIY” home abortion since March 2020, according to a new coalition of pro-life groups called Care For Women.
Speaking after a webinar for U.K. political representatives on March 23, Catherine Robinson, spokesperson for the charity Right To Life UK, said: “The data on this cruel experiment on women, not to mention their babies, are in: DIY at-home abortions are dangerous both medically and socially, being open to serious abuse and coercion.”
The Department for Health announced in March 2020 that England’s abortion laws were changing to allow women to complete medical abortions at home in the first 10 weeks of pregnancy, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.