Police are investigating the death of an unborn baby after a woman took ‘pills in the mail’ abortion medication when she was 28 weeks pregnant – four times the legal limit exceeded
- Abortion laws have been relaxed due to coronavirus so women can 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 the death of an unborn baby after his mother took abortion medication at home when she was 28 weeks pregnant.
The woman had been four weeks over the legal termination limit in England and 18 weeks over the ten-week limit to take the abortion pills at home under new measures. The baby was stillborn.
Abortion laws have been relaxed due to the coronavirus pandemic, allowing women to take both pills at home.
Abortion laws have been relaxed in the UK due to the coronavirus pandemic, allowing women to take both pills at home
The measures have been put in place so that women do not have to go to the hospital or clinic.
A Midlands coroner is investigating the 28-week-old death and police have also been notified, The Sun reported.
Women can use these pills up to the 10th week of their pregnancy. The UK termination limit is 24 weeks.
The British Pregnancy Advisory Service (Bpas) operates the ‘pills by post’ service.
The British Pregnancy Advisory Service has confirmed it is investigating the case along with eight others
He confirmed he was investigating the case with eight others where the women had exceeded the ten-week limit, The Sun reported.
Before the new measures were introduced, 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 certify that they did not breach the terms of the 1967 abortion law.
The measures will last for two years or until the end of the coronavirus pandemic.