Glasgow, Scotland, Mar 20, 2018 / 23:38 pm
Scottish authorities' move to allow at-home administration of abortion drugs violates the law and will allow more pressure on women to have abortions, critics said.
"Many vulnerable women who may be desperate about the situation they are in will be pushed towards what is seen as the easy option of being handed some drugs and sent home to stop being a problem for society," said John Deighan, CEO of the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children Scotland.
The Scottish Parliament in 2016 secured the legal right to govern abortion issues.
In October, Scotland's chief medical officer told Scottish health boards that the drug Misoprostal could be taken outside a clinical setting. The drug is the second of a two-drug combination used in early abortions.