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Comment on ‘Early medical abortion: best practice now lawful in Scotland and Wales but not available to women in England’
  1. Keith Hindell
  1. No affiliation, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Keith Hindell, London, UK; keith_hindell{at}

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Cornwall, Regan et al 1 are to be congratulated for persuading the Government that it’s sensible to permit home use of misoprostol where an abortion has been approved according to the present law. Indeed the case for this change has been obvious for some years ever since the WHO reviewed research trials in a number of countries. However, isn’t this really the time to make both abortifacients, mifepristone and misoprostol, available off prescription?

They are safe, reliable and easy to use. Complications …

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  • Author note KH is the author of Abortion Law Reformed (with Madeleine Simms) and a former Vice-Chairman of Pregnancy Advisory Service.

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