Since March 2020 abortion providers have been posting out abortion drugs for women to take, unsupervised at home. These are called “DIY abortions”. Apart from causing the death of an unborn baby, this can have several negative consequences:
- There is no medical support when side effects or complications occur.
- With no medical supervision, abusive partners can more easily force women into having abortions and there are reduced opportunities to detect domestic abuse.
- DIY abortions are impossible to regulate and there have, for example, been reported cases of pills being taken well over the legal abortion limit.
- “Mystery shoppers” have found that abortions pills are being sent out without even basic checks made.
SPUC are asking for volunteers to put leaflets through letter boxes to highlight the issues of DIY abortion and put pressure on the government to stop DIY abortion immediately.
To see a copy of the leaflet click here: DIY abortion leaflet
To help, contact SPUC directly on 020 7091 7091 or contact Tim via the form below and they will organise to have leaflets sent to you.