Majority of public do not support abortion at home

A poll has found that most people in Scotland would not support allowing women to take abortion pills at home. 

The ComRes poll asked whether women should be permitted to have a termination at home by taking an abortion pill. It found that 42% of those polled disagreed, and 38% agreed.

The Scottish Government confirmed in 2017 that it would allow women to take the second abortion pill, Misoprostol, at home; this came shortly after the Scottish Government announced that it would fund women from Northern Ireland to have abortions in Scotland.  

The poll also found that two thirds (67%) of voters believed it was not acceptable for Scottish taxpayers to pay for the travel, accommodation and medical costs of women from Northern Ireland to have abortions in Scotland. Only one third said it would be acceptable. 

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