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Response to ‘Home use of misoprostol: is it really safe and appreciated?’
  1. Jonathan Lord1,2
  1. 1 Department of Gynaecology, Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust, Truro, UK
  2. 2 British Society of Abortion Care Providers (BSACP), London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Jonathan Lord, Department of Gynaecology, Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust, Truro TR1 3LQ, UK; j.lord{at}

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We would like to thank Drs McCarthy and Pike for their interest1 in our editorial,2 and especially for their openness about whom they represent. We note that the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC) is opposed to abortion in all circumstances, and that this opposition includes the use of postcoital contraceptives, implants and injectable contraceptives and also the creation of embryos through in vitro fertilisation (IVF).

Our editorial2 cited some of the major reviews that demonstrate the safety, efficacy and acceptability for home use of abortifacients, alongside examples of five national and international guidelines that themselves are based on systematic review. Drs McCarthy and Pike have not explained why the women of England should be denied access to the same evidence-based …

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