Thursday 3 February 2011

Bedroom abortions case to continue tomorrow at High Court in London

The High Court hearing into bedroom abortions, which began last Friday (28 January), will continue tomorrow, Friday 4 February, at 10:30a.m. SPUC is being represented by legal counsel at the hearing. It is expected that oral submissions will be completed in the afternoon, after which the judge will consider his ruling. The High Court challenge has been launched by the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS), one of Britain’s main abortion providers. BPAS is seeking to widen the scope for using the drug misoprostol, used in conjunction with another drug, RU486, to cause abortions. BPAS uses the drugs to poison the uterine environment and kill unborn children. Allowing misoprostol to be taken at home will increase the numbers of women delivering their dead child at home.

Paul Tully, SPUC's general secretary, will be at the High Court and available for comment. He can be contacted by mobile on (0)7939 178719. SPUC's communications department can be contacted on (0)7939 177683 or (020) 7820 3129.

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