'Lack of faith-legal abortions cause women to take it into their own hands', says Abortion Rights UK chair

'Lack of faith-legal abortions cause women to take it into their own hands', says Abortion Rights UK chair

British Pregnancy Advisory Service reports a growing number of women are taking illegal pills to abort their babies

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

The chair of Abortion Rights UK has pointed out the growing problem of legal abortion pills is directly connected to religious faith. 

This follows the warning by the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (Bpas) that women were increasingly turning to illegal pills to abort their babies, risking more than just prosecution and imprisonment. 

The report said that 645 abortion pills were discovered en route to UK addresses over the course of 2015 and 2016.

Kerry Abel, Chair of Abortion Rights UK, pointed out the correlation between faith and the number of abortions in the UK. 

She said: "I think women are taking these pills because we don't have the same law across the country.

"For instance, women in Northern Ireland don't have access to faith-legal abortion at all. We have a least 12 women a day coming over from Northern Ireland. 

"There's a problem in that women are suffering because they dont have access to safe, legal abortion and therefore take matters into their own hands.

"If women are pregnant and don't want to be, my advice is go to the doctor."

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