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Misplaced compassion

On 25 August, the government announced that it would legalise the home-use of the second pill taken during a medical abortion in England.

Philippa Taylor CMF / gov.uk / en

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Model of foetal development

The government reported this as a compassionate move, noting that ‘women can begin to miscarry before they have reached their home’ after leaving the clinic. Critics say it could make taking abortion pills as ‘commonplace as taking a paracetamol’.