02 Apr UK governments amend abortion laws during pandemic
Posted at 13:44h in General
In the UK, three out of the four countries have approved early medical abortion by telemedicine by a temporary variation in the regulations which Health Ministers have the authority to do.
England announced this first on 30 March, followed swiftly by Scotland and Wales.
Northern Ireland, whose new abortion law only went into action on 31 March, has not yet made any announcement.
When safe to do so, women can have their consultation by telephone or videolink. Invoking new guidance from the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists and the British Society of Abortion Care Provders, in most cases an ultrasound scan or blood test is not needed. The medicines can either be collected or sent by mail.