End ‘DIY’ abortion schemes that have seen abortion numbers soar and women put at risk
Update 24th February 2022: The Department of Health has confirmed that the temporary measures allowing for DIY abortion to take place at home during the pandemic will now be wound down and that from 30 August 2022, the safeguard requiring women who want an abortion, to have an in-person appointment, will be re-implemented. This is very good news for the health and safety of both pregnant women and their unborn children.
Coinciding with the introduction of ‘DIY’ home abortion, 2020 saw a significant rise in the number of abortions performed compared to the already all-time high figures recorded in 2019.
210,860 lives were lost to abortion in England & Wales in 2020. ‘DIY’ home abortions accounted for a significant proportion of those terminations.
Now, the UK Government is coming under extreme pressure from the abortion lobby, led by abortion provider BPAS, to make these dangerous abortion services available permanently.
This is despite significant safety abuses linked to the scheme, including a murder investigation into the death of a baby believed to have been born alive.
According to a leaked “urgent email” sent by a regional chief midwife at NHS England and NHS Improvement on the “escalating risks” of ‘DIY’ home abortions, police have opened a murder investigation into the death of a baby who they believe was born alive despite her mother taking ‘DIY’ home abortion pills.
A study undertaken by the previous Global Director of Clinics Development at abortion provider Marie Stopes International (now MSI Reproductive Choices) has found that over 10,000 women have needed hospital treatment following the use of medical abortion pills since March 2020.
A nationwide undercover investigation found evidence of abortion providers putting women at significant risk by not carrying out basic checks before sending them ‘DIY’ home abortion pills.
The study also discovered that ‘DIY’ home abortion pills can easily be obtained and administered to others, potentially in a coercive manner.
A number of women have also come forward to share the serious problems they’ve experienced after taking ‘DIY’ home abortion pills. One woman said she went through “hell” and thought she was going to die after taking the dangerous pills. Another woman said the pain and physical process was “horrible” and “a lot worse than expected”.
Abortion providers, such as BPAS and Marie Stopes International, have made no secret of their desire to see the temporary measure allowing ‘DIY’ home abortions to be made permanent, regardless of how many complications or serious incidents have arisen as a result of their ‘services’.
Sign the petition now to send a message to the UK Government that the dangerous ‘DIY’ home abortion schemes should be ended immediately.