Abortion: Telemedicine

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 24th March 2022.

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Photo of Feryal Clark Feryal Clark Shadow Minister (Health and Social Care)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to review measures enabling telemedicine for early medical abortion ahead of the planned deadline of 30 August 2022 for that service to no longer be available to women.

Photo of Maggie Throup Maggie Throup The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

On 24 February 2022, we announced that the temporary approval for early medical abortion would be extended until midnight on 29 August, when face to face services will return in England. There are no plans to review the decision before this date.

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