Rees-Mogg: ‘Abortion safeguards must be put back’

Oct 2, 2020 by

From Christian Institute:

Jacob Rees-Mogg has said it is “incredibly important” that safeguards against unsupervised ‘DIY’ abortions are reinstated “as soon as possible”.

The Leader of the House of Commons was responding to a question from Fiona Bruce MP after the Government announced it could make at-home abortions a permanent option despite originally calling it a ‘temporary measure’.

He reiterated that the Government has no official policy on abortion, but added that his personal view is that the regulations cannot remain as they are indefinitely.

Under the current regulations, women are permitted to take abortion pills at home for any reason up to ten weeks, following a telephone or e-consultation with a doctor. However, it was revealed earlier this year that there were at least nine cases of women taking the pills after the ten-week limit.

In one case, a baby died after its mother took abortion pills while 28 weeks pregnant and two women died after taking the drugs.

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