British Doctor Says Women Taking Abortion Pills At Home Is Totally Cool

Grace Carr | Reporter

Women should be able have medicinal abortions wherever they want, and not only in front of nurses or doctors, a leading British doctor declared.

The doctor insists women should be able to take their abortion pills at home, because she wants to prevent women from miscarriage, bleeding, or having any other issues while they are on their way home from the hospital, the Telegraph reported Sunday. An abortion could be stressful if anything went wrong on the way home, she claims.

“Possibly on the way home, you start becoming uncomfortable or start bleeding,” president of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG), Lesley Regan, told The Sunday Times. “You are certainly not going to have (the abortion in) the same composed, calm way.”

Regan — who is also the head obstetrics and gynaecology at a West London hospital — has gone to Britain’s chief scientific adviser to the Department of Health in an attempt to convince the department that her logic is sound.

“Medical bodies around the world agree that home use is safe and sensible,” said the chief executive of British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS), Ann Furedi, in agreement with Regan. “It is unacceptable for any woman to be made to risk miscarrying on her way home from a clinic,” she added.

Over 190,000 women had abortions in the U.K. in 2016, according to the Department of Health and the National Health Service (NHS) funded 98 percent of these abortions.

Early medication abortions up to nine weeks gestation cost roughly $504, according to the Guttmacher Institute.

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