Abortion has been legal in the United Kingdom since 1967. One of the ways they provide early abortions (before nine weeks) is through a pill. Women take one at the clinic then return to the clinic twenty-four to forty-eight hours later to take four more pills. The miscarriage typically begins four to six hours after taking that last dose. According to the Abortion Act, an treatment to terminate a pregnancy must be preformed by a registered medical practitioner but the British Pregnancy Advisory Service argues that women should be allowed to take this final dose at home because some of them have long trips to get to clinics and worry about their miscarriage starting while on public transport. The High Court is set to rule on this issue on February 14th. – Leila McInnis
An update on this. The High Court ruled Monday that that women cannot take the final dose at home that they must continue to take it at a clinic.