Abortion

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 10th September 2020.

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Photo of Scott Benton Scott Benton Conservative, Blackpool South

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what comparative assessment was made of the rate of complications resulting from abortion performed at (a) hospital and (b) home prior to the introduction of the temporary provision which permits both sets of abortion pills to be used at home.

Photo of Scott Benton Scott Benton Conservative, Blackpool South

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what information his Department holds on abortion coercion for (a) surgical abortions and (b) out-of-clinic medical abortions.

Photo of Helen Whately Helen Whately Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

No comparative assessment has been made on the rate of complications to date.

The Department does not hold data on coercive abortion. Safeguarding is an essential component of abortion services. Individual providers must ensure that all staff are trained in recognising the signs of potential abuse in adult women and know how to respond.

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