Abortion: Drugs

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 28th October 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, how many abortions have taken place at 10 weeks' gestation and above from 1 January 2020 where either (a) both sets of abortion pills were taken at home or (b) the second abortion pill was taken at home.

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

Between January to June 2020, notifications on form HSA4 indicate that abortions took place at 10 weeks gestation or above where both sets of pills were taken at home (out of a total number of 23,061 abortions) and 40 abortions took place at 10 weeks gestation or above where only the second set of pills was taken at home (out of a total number of 30,977 abortions). This is out of a total number of 54,038 abortions where either both sets or one set of the abortion pills was taken at home.

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