Improved Access to Early Medical Abortion

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Created March 30, 2011 by Womens

Health

We, the undersigned, petition Health Secretary Andrew Lansley to change the current policy requiring both medication doses for Early Medical Abortion to be taken only in NHS approved medical facilities. Under current laws, women risk miscarrying while travelling home, often for long distances on public transport. The anxiety and danger they experience is unnecessary and maybe easily prevented with a change of policy.

The recent court ruling determined that the Health Secretary has the power to approve the second dose of treatment occurring at home. The British Pregnancy Advisory Service, the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and the British Medical Association agree that this is international best practice.

We are confident that Mr Lansley will permit women seeking early medical abortion to self-administer treatment at home, ensuring that women receive the best possible standard of care.

There are currently 10 signatures for this petition:

  1. Rebecca Powell Bangor UNITED KINGDOM
  2. Gemma Pearson edinburgh UNITED KINGDOM
  3. Anna Kerr Bangor UNITED KINGDOM
  4. Jenni Gardner Gloucester UNITED KINGDOM
  5. Amy Mulholland Bangor UNITED KINGDOM
  6. Gabriel Bodard Twickenham UNITED KINGDOM
  7. Emily Collins Bangor UNITED KINGDOM
  8. Caroline Leonard Chorley UNITED KINGDOM
  9. Mark Hinchcliffe Windlesham UNITED KINGDOM
  10. Madeleine Doyle UNITED KINGDOM

    Anything to lessen the emotional trauma involved with the home part of the abortion process.

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