Recently, The British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS) has challenged a law that says early-stage abortion pills must be taken at registered clinics.
This is in contrast to other countries such as France, Sweden, and the US, which allow women to take the abortion drugs in their own homes. In 2005, a clinical trial found 98% of women who took the pills at home were satisfied with the experience.
Dr Patricia Lohr, the charity’s medical director, said: “Most women prefer to go home because it’s a private setting, it’s comfortable, they can have their friends with them, they can have their family with them, they can have their partner.”
The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children, a pro-life group, has promised to intercede in the case, accusing BPAS of “trivialising abortion and jeopardising women’s welfare”.
What do you think? Should the legal system allow women to take these pills at home or require them to come to a clinic?