Police are investigating the death of an unborn baby after the woman had an abortion at home after 28 weeks of pregnancy
Police are investigating the death of an unborn baby after a woman was 28 weeks pregnant – ‘pills by mail’ – abortion – four over the legal limit
- Abortion laws were relaxed because of the coronavirus so that women could take both pills at home
- Women can use these pills at home until the 10th week of their pregnancy
- A Midlands coroner is investigating the 28-week death and police have been notified
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Police are investigating after an unborn baby dies after the mother was 28 weeks pregnant and used abortion at home.
The woman was four weeks past the legal termination limit in England and 18 weeks past the ten week limit for taking abortion pills at home under new measures. The baby was stillborn.
Abortion laws were relaxed due to the coronavirus pandemic, allowing women to take both pills at home.
Abortion laws were relaxed in the UK because of the coronavirus pandemic, allowing women to take both pills at home
The measures were taken so that women did not have to go to a hospital or clinic.
A Midlands coroner is investigating the 28-week death, and police have also been notified, The Sun reported.
Women can use these pills until the 10th week of their pregnancy. The termination limit in the UK is 24 weeks.
The British Pregnancy Advisory Service (Bpas) runs the ‘Pills by mail’ service.
The British Pregnancy Advisory Service confirmed that it is investigating the case along with eight others
It confirmed it is investigating the case along with eight others with women exceeding the 10-week limit, The Sun reported.
Before the new measures were implemented, abortions in England could only be performed in a hospital by a specialist provider or an approved clinic.
They had to be approved by two doctors to confirm that it did not violate the terms of the 1967 abortion law.
The measures will last two years or until the end of the coronavirus pandemic.