10K Women Needed Hospital Treatment Following Abortion Pill Side Effects


A recent study has found that more than 10,000 women in the UK between April 2020 and September 2021, who took the "DIY abortion pill" ended up in hospital.

The evidence-based on 85 freedom of information requests to NHS trusts, revealed that more than 1 in 17 women, around 20 a day, who used the pills by post-service in 2020 needed hospital treatment. The pills by post were brought in as part of COVID measures when people were encouraged to stay home. Pro-Life campaigners have been calling for measurements to be lifted because of the dangers it pose to women.

The findings also expose that abortion providers and the DHSC are not reporting medical abortion treatment failure as a complication, even though at least 5.9 percent of women using the abortion pills need hospital treatment because of this failure. Around 3% underwent a surgical abortion to complete the failed medical abortion. 2.3% of women having an induced medical abortion are subsequently treated at an NHS hospital for haemorrhage.

An independant consultant, who led the FOI investigation said “This is the disturbing truth of abortion care during the pandemic that has not been reported to the government by providers.

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