Demand for the abortion pill in Britain has reached an all time high with 10,000 pregnant women undergoing the procedure last year, the latest figures have revealed. BPAS, formerly known as the British Pregnancy Advisory Service, said the number of women, which it treated with early medical abortion (EMA), rose from 56 per cent to 65 per cent of its case loadlast year. Use of the drug, which can legally be prescribed only within nine weeks of conception, has taken off since BPAS began offering the abortion pill in 2003. That year, 3,500 women went to the organisation for the treatment. The following year the figure rose to 5,000 and that number doubled last year. Ann Furedi, the chief executive of BPAS, said: ‘Women’s demand for the early medical abortion service is at an all time high. We’re glad that it has been recognised that the best option for women needing abortion is earlier access. ‘With EMA it’s the woman having the abortion rather than the doctor doing it to them. This is what makes it attractive to women, as opposed to a surgical abortion involving a general anaesthetic.’ She described the trend as a success […]

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