Stop the ‘DIY’ abortion schemes which have seen abortion numbers soar
Coinciding with the introduction of ‘DIY’ home abortion, 2020 has seen a significant rise in the number of abortions performed so far in 2020, compared to the already all-time high figures recorded in 2019.
109,836 lives were lost to abortion in England & Wales between 1 January and 30 June 2020. ‘DIY’ home abortions accounted for a significant proportion of those terminations.
Now, the UK Government has announced it could make temporary measures allowing ‘DIY’ home abortions during the coronavirus pandemic permanent.
This is despite significant safety abuses linked to the scheme, including a murder investigation into 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 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.
In May, it was revealed UK police were investigating the death of an unborn baby after its mother took ‘DIY’ home abortion pills while 28 weeks pregnant, 4 weeks beyond the time limit for abortion and 18 weeks after the limit for ‘DIY’ home abortions. In addition, abortion provider BPAS announced that it was investigating a further eight cases of women taking ‘DIY’ home abortion pills beyond the 10-week limit, raising questions over what checks are being conducted to ensure the law isn’t being broken and dangerous later-term abortions aren’t happening.
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”. Ever since the UK Government permitted ‘DIY’ home abortions, stories of illegal late-term abortions and safety abuses have come to light.
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’.
These ‘DIY’ home abortion schemes, which are inherently dangerous and show no concern for babies or vulnerable pregnant women, should be suspended immediately.
Sign the petition now to send a message to the UK Government that the dangerous ‘DIY’ home abortion scheme should be suspended immediately.
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Petition to: Helen Whately - Minister of State (Minister for Care) at the Department of Health and Social Care