New Bri­tish plan will let women take 2nd abor­tion pill at home

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Sunday) - - Nation & World -

LON­DON — Women seek­ing to end early preg­nan­cies in Eng­land soon will be al­lowed to take an abor­tion pill at home un­der a new govern­ment plan set to take ef­fect by the end of the year.

Cur­rently, women un­der­go­ing med­i­cal abor­tions up to the 10th week of a preg­nancy must take two pills at a clinic 24 to 48 hours apart. The new plan would al­low them to take the sec­ond pill at home.

Sup­port­ers said the cur­rent re­quire­ment puts women at risk of hav­ing mis­car­riages while they are trav­el­ing home from a clinic.

Chief Med­i­cal Of­fi­cer for Eng­land Sally Davies said Satur­day the move helps en­sure women “re­ceive safe and dig­ni­fied care.”

Les­ley Re­gan, pres­i­dent of the Royal Col­lege of Ob­ste­tri­cians and Gyne­col­o­gists, praised the plan.

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