Coronavirus: Government relaxes abortion rules during COVID-19 crisis

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Coronavirus: Government relaxes abortion rules during COVID-19 crisis

Women unable to access a clinic will be able to use abortion pills at home as the government temporarily relaxes rules during the coronavirus crisis.

Women who need a medical abortion up to ten weeks will be able to hold a telephone or online consultation with a doctor.

The Department for Health and Social Care will soon be issuing updated guidance in a move welcomed by medical bodies and healthcare charities.

Under the updated guidance, women who need a medical abortion up to ten weeks will be able to hold a telephone or online consultation with a doctor.

They will then be able to use abortion pills at home.

 

The change in abortion rules is being time limited for two years or until the coronavirus crisis is over. - Sky News Reported.

 

Leading UK healthcare providers have welcomed the government’s decision to allow women to take abortion pills at home without travelling to a clinic.

A spokesperson for the Department of Health and Social Care confirmed the government was updating its guidance to help women who need an abortion, but cannot access a clinic because of measures put in place to stem the spread of coronavirus.

The move will be made on a temporary basis, limited for two years or until the coronavirus crisis is over, and applies for medical abortions up to the tenth week of pregnancy. Women will be sent the two pills required for an early termination in the post following a telephone or e-consultation with a doctor.

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