One year on from the double U-turn on home abortions

Mar 23, 2021 by

by Andrea Williams, The Critic:

This time last year government officials were gearing up for an unprecedented double U-turn. It would see the most significant change to abortion legislation since the 1967 Abortion Act and would be published for the second time in seven days.

With the media attention focused on the start of lockdown measures, the new legislation was quietly slipped in alongside various other measures we were told were necessary to our survival.

Exactly one year ago on the 23 March, the eyes of the nation were fixed on Boris Johnson’s television address which announced the start of the UK lockdown. But hours before this historic moment the Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC) published legislation that would allow a women to have an abortion at home without proper medical supervision.

Pressure had been mounting on the government on this issue for years until March 2020 when the abortion lobby saw the opportunity it had long been waiting for.

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See also: Answering the Top 10 Questions in the Abortion Debateby J D Greear

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