CNA Staff, Mar 30, 2020 / 16:34 pm
Amid the worldwide outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) and strict social distancing orders in the United Kingdom, the UK government has announced that women will be allowed to perform medical abortions at home until the coronavirus crisis ends.
The announcement drew dismay from pro-life groups in the country, pointing out that medical abortions, procured with a pair of pills, are dangerous for women even when done after a fac-to-face consultation with a doctor.
"It is unconscionable that the Government is contradicting their stance, yet again, to allow women to be taking both stages of the medical abortion at home," Liz Parsons, Director of Advocacy for the UK pro-life charity Life, said March 30.
"It is an absolute disgrace that the abortion lobby should take advantage of the terrible situation we find ourselves in, with Covid-19, to instigate the biggest change to the 1967 Abortion Act we've seen in years, without any public consultation."