Secretary Of State Urged To Amend Class Of Place For Abortions Says Sexual Health Charity FPA Reacting To Today's High Court Judgement

Reacting to today's ruling in the High Court that rejected the bpas legal challenge to re-interpret the 1967 Abortion Act to allow women to take the second stage of a medical abortion at home, Julie Bentley, Chief Executive FPA said:

"Denying women the opportunity to complete the second stage of their abortion at home is out of touch with modern clinical practice. Following today's judgement, we would urge the Secretary of State to amend the class of place where abortions can take place as soon as is practically possible. Today's NHS is about providing locally-based, cost-effective services tailored to patient needs. There is no justifiable reason why women needing an abortion should be excluded from this. "