Challenge this change to Scotland’s Abortion Law

Justice and Peace, Mission work

Fr Mike Freyne, Vicar Episcopal for Missions and Justice and Peace has appealed to all parishes to alert parishioners to the recent change to Scotland’s Abortion Law – and to take just 30 -seconds to ask your MSPs to revoke the “DIY abortion” decision.

Go now to the link to – and enter your name and address etc to allow a letter to be sent to your areas (several) MSPs.

Fr Freyne, parish priest at St Bernadette’s, Tulibody reinforces the message of Right to Life (Scotland):

“This is the most significant policy change to the practice of abortion since 1967 and it has happened entirely by the back-door – without any Parliamentary scrutiny or public consultation.”

“The Scottish Government has announced the biggest change to abortion provision in Scotland since 1967: introducing telemedicine abortions where ‘DIY’ abortions will be performed at home by women on themselves without a doctor or other medical professional present.”

“The very substantial change has been made without any public consultation, parliamentary scrutiny or debate.”

“Previously, abortions could only take place in hospitals or abortion clinics approved by the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care. Under the new temporary policy, doctors will be able to prescribe abortion pills (mifepristone and misoprostol) over the phone or video (e.g. Facetime or Skype).”

“Women will then perform their own abortion at home, by taking both abortion pills, meaning they will be left to deliver their own dead unborn child at home without direct medical supervision.”