How the pandemic has affected abortion rules around the world | LBJ School of Public Affairs | The University of Texas at Austin
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Before the pandemic, women in England, Wales and Scotland could visit a clinic for a consultation and for medically induced abortions, there or at home. Under emergency legislation in late March, in force for the next two years, the same service can now be provided entirely online. No ultrasound is needed in most cases, and pills are sent to homes. “Great Britain completely transformed its service,” said Abigail Aiken, an associate professor of public affairs at the University of Texas at Austin who has studied demand for self-managed abortions in the United States and Europe during the pandemic. “The outcomes of these abortions tend to be very good, in terms of, yes, they work and, yes, they are safe.”