Take action to save telemedical abortion services

Telemedical abortion care was introduced in April 2020. It allows women to receive abortion medication by post following a consultation with a qualified doctor or nurse.

The Scottish government is currently considering whether to retain or revoke the service - which could have a big impact on the accessibility of this essential care, and would re-criminalise early abortion at home.

This means women could go to prison for life if caught using safe, medical abortion pills at home.

An analysis published in the Guardian demonstrates that this would have a disproportionate impact on women from deprived communities. Women from the most deprived backgrounds are almost three times more likely to have abortions than women from the wealthiest backgrounds, and the gap has worsened during the pandemic. 

Scottish women need your help to ensure that this safe, effective, and accessible medical care stays in place. Email your MSPs now.