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British court blocks plan to allow abortions at home

CWN - February 16, 2011

A British court has ruled against allowing “bedroom abortions,” in which a woman takes abortifacient pills at home rather than in a clinic.

Abortion providers had sought a ruling that would allow them to give women the pills that provoke a chemical abortion. The current policy is to administer 2 sets of pills, a day or two apart. The second administration of pills, which induces the abortion, is done in a clinical setting. Abortion providers said this was “medically unnecessary.” But the judge ruled that the pills constitute “medical treatment” which should be done in a hospital.

Although the judge’s decision is a setback for abortionists, it is based on the unsustainable premise that the deliberate destruction of a human life qualifies as medical treatment.

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