Richard Bentley, Managing Director at Marie Stopes UK, said:
“Around two-thirds of abortion in the UK is now medical, and that proportion is increasing year on year. This decision by the Government will enable tens of thousands of women each year to complete their treatment in the comfort and privacy of their own home. There is no clinical reason why this shouldn’t happen, and we look forward to working with the Department of Health & Social Care and others to ensure all women accessing medical abortion at a Marie Stopes UK clinic are given this option as soon as possible.
“At a time when other governments are trying to restrict access to safe abortion, it’s heartening to see the UK send such a clear message of support for every woman’s right to end a pregnancy not just safely but with dignity.”
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