CNA Staff, Sep 1, 2020 / 11:03 am
A temporary measure allowing UK women up to 10 weeks pregnant to take both abortion pills at home following a tele-conference with a doctor may be extended beyond the end of the coronavirus pandemic.
Ministers are planning a public consultation on whether to make the new rules permanent, according to The Times.
On March 23, the UK's Department for Health announced that the country's abortion laws were changing to allow women to complete medical abortions at home in the first 10 weeks of pregnancy, due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Hours later, the department retracted the announcement, which had drawn significant concerns from pro-life groups, who warned that the procedure can have serious and deadly side effects for women.