Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Mar 18, 2022 / 04:13 am
Women in England are being put at risk amid the progression of a “do-it-yourself” abortion amendment in the U.K. parliament, a pro-life group said Thursday.
“This move by a very small group of peers to hijack the Health and Care Bill to make dangerous ‘DIY’ abortion services permanent, if successful, would put many women at risk and polling shows that it is not supported by the public or GPs,” Catherine Robinson, spokeswoman for Right To Life UK, told CNA in a March 17 statement.
The amendment, which was passed by the House of Lords, the upper house of the U.K. parliament, on March 16, would permanently allow women to have an at-home chemical abortion if finally approved by both houses of parliament and royal assent is granted by the queen — which is normally a formality.
A chemical abortion occurs when a woman takes two pills called mifepristone and misoprostol.