Throughout the COVID-19 crisis, women in the U.K. will have access to abortion at home, without traveling to a clinic.
The move will be made on a temporary basis—limited for two years or until the coronavirus crisis is over.
Prior to this temporary change, women were required to visit a clinic and take the first abortion pill, mifepristone, on-site. The second pill, misoprostol, is typically taken at home.
Now, in the U.K., after a phone or video consultation with a doctor, patients may have both pills delivered to their homes.
Although only meant to last through the COVID-19 pandemic, this decision ensures that women will have access to abortion without risking their…