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bpas comment on SPUC's "challenge" to the Scottish government, regarding their decision to permit the home use of misoprostol

Clare Murphy, a spokeswoman for the British Pregnancy Advisory Service, which has been lobbying to change the law in the UK for years, said:

"It is absurd but not surprising that SPUC should be campaigning to stop a measure that is recommended by the World Health Organisation as safe and effective.

"It is morally repugnant that they should be trying to make it more difficult and unpleasant for women to have abortions by insisting that she be put at risk of bleeding and miscarriage as she travels home from the clinic. What is controversial about this step to allow home use is not the fact that it's being taken, but that it has taken so long for anywhere in the UK to introduce this absolutely humane and lawful policy."

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bpas is a charity which sees more than 70,000 women a year and provides reproductive healthcare services including pregnancy counselling, abortion care, miscarriage management and contraception, at clinics across the UK. It supports and advocates for reproductive choice. More information can be found at bpas.org.