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British women are seeking abortion pills online due to barriers accessing care, research suggests. A new study in the journal Contraception found some women in England, Scotland and Wales are shunning traditional routes such as the NHS in favour of seeking help online. Experts found that 519 women contacted Women…
Tory backbencher Jacob Rees-Mogg has been branded "extreme" after revealing he is opposed to abortion in all circumstances, including rape and incest. The Catholic father-of-six, often dubbed "the MP for the 18th century" over his old-fashioned ways, also signalled his opposition to same-sex marriage. Mr Rees-Mogg (pictured), who has been…
High Street chemist Boots sent a legal letter to the pregnancy charity which launched a campaign calling on the chain to cut the price of emergency contraception, the charity has said. The British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS) said Boots accused it of the "facilitation and tacit encouragement of personal abuse"…
Pregnant women in Wales are to be offered a safer test for Down's syndrome, reducing the risk of miscarriage during the testing process, the Welsh Government has announced. It is anticipated that one to two babies will be saved from miscarriage each year in the country after the new non-invasive…
Baby boxes will be sent out to new parents across Scotland from this week, as the scheme is introduced across the country. The delivery of the boxes, containing essential items such as clothes, books and blankets, will begin on Tuesday. The national roll-out follows pilot projects in Orkney and Clackmannanshire…
Plans to cut back on IVF treatment in some areas of England have prompted a fertility specialist to warn of "deliberate inequality". Posts on the website of leading patient charity Fertility Network UK warn of stricter access criteria and plans to cut NHS IVF in various areas. National Institute for…
There is an "urgent need" for more funding for mental health care for expectant and new mothers, leading midwives have said. The comments from the Royal College of Midwives come after a report claims services across the UK are "under resourced". Researchers wrote the report following an online petition which…
The Government intends to fund abortions in England for women arriving from Northern Ireland, Chancellor Philip Hammond has said. His announcement follows a proposed amendment to the Queen's Speech calling for the Government to ensure adequate funding to allow women from Northern Ireland to have abortions in England without being…
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