How does this work then?

Women in England should be allowed to take pills to induce an abortion at home without the supervision of a doctor, the UK’s top reproductive medics have said.

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) say current rules forcing women to visit a clinic or hospital to undergo an early medical termination effectively “punish” those seeking legal abortion.

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Women in England should be allowed to take pills to cure an infection at home without the supervision of a doctor, the UK’s top reproductive medics have said.

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) say current rules forcing women to visit a clinic or hospital to undergo an examination first effectively “punish” those seeking legal infection cures.

Sirsly?

Women in England should be allowed to take pills to reduce pain at home without the supervision of a doctor, the UK’s top reproductive medics have said.

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) say current rules forcing women to visit a clinic or hospital to seek permission for the pills effectively “punish” those seeking legal pain relief.

Slightly more seriously, those abortion pills (Ru486 or summat?) are of the rough seriousness to the taker – the active one that is, no the soon not to be passive one – that prescriptions and examinations are required, no? Of the sort of seriousness where for other treatments we do demand them?

15 comments on “How does this work then?

  1. Are these the same people who tell us we must have legal abortion performed by trained doctors or risk ‘back-street’ a abortions?

  2. What do we need medical hacks for at all if self-diagnosis and treatment is the coming thing?

  3. Or:

    Citizens in England should be allowed to lynch criminals without the supervision of the police, the Law Society has said.

    The Police Federation say current rules forcing suspects to undergo trial effectively “punish” those seeking justice.

    A slippery slope indeed.

  4. Citizens of the UK should be able to leave the EU without hindrance by politicians. (Politicians to be dealt with as per Ecks).

  5. So seeing a doctor is a form of punishment? You know I don’t quite think these people have understood their proper role as Trade Union representatives in their rush to endorse abortion as a positive good for all.

    It is possible that the artificial hormones in the Pill and this monstrosity are turning fish gay. Well more female anyway. A sensible environmental regulation would ban them all.

  6. “Slightly more seriously, those abortion pills (Ru486 or summat?) are of the rough seriousness to the taker […] that prescriptions and examinations are required, no?”

    The proposal is to bring it into line with Scotland and Wales, where yes, prescriptions and examinations are still required, but where you can take the pills themselves at home.

    It’s the equivalent of saying that not only do you need to visit a doctor to get antibiotics and painkillers *prescribed*, but you *also* have to go into the clinic every time you want to *take* a pill!

    It’s not a *medical* requirement at all, but a *legal* requirement of the 1967 Abortion Act, written before the pills were invented, that requires all abortions to take place in a licenced clinic. It made sense at the time, when the only home alternative was a wire coathanger, but the law hasn’t kept up with technology.

  7. There are people who would argue that ice cream vans are the plague carriers spreading the obesity epidemic, and so ought to be converted to something less morally wicked.

  8. NiV – “There are people who would argue that ice cream vans are the plague carriers spreading the obesity epidemic, and so ought to be converted to something less morally wicked.”

    There really are some f*cking retarded people in the world isn’t there?

  9. Lucky for that bird that they delayed the announcement until after her drink-drive case.

    Pop a pill and flush it down the bog. Simples

  10. “There really are some f*cking retarded people in the world isn’t there?”

    Yep. And they *all* think it’s the *other* people who are retarded!

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