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Dear John,

Over the last few weeks, many of you have lobbied your MP to support an amendment to the Domestic Abuse Bill to allow victims to access abortion care from home without risking criminalisation.

We are delighted to say that every email, tweet, and message has made a difference – and secured an important commitment from the government.

As you know, during COVID-19, women have been able to access abortion care from their home. Teleconsultations and medication sent by post have provided a lifeline for women who cannot attend a clinic for care. 

This was a temporary measure, set to expire, with huge implications not just for victims of domestic abuse but for all who need to access care. 

However, last night, in response to the campaign, the government have pledged that they will now consult on allowing the remote service to continue FOR ALL WOMEN.  

It really is a big victory – and not one we would have got to without government feeling under pressure as a result of all the lobbying and campaigning by all our wonderful supporters. 

So THANK YOU ALL so much for your ongoing support. 

We will stay in touch about the next stages and of course, we will continue to campaign for decriminalisation. But in the meantime, let’s feel proud that together we are securing progressive change for anyone who needs to access abortion care. 

Thank you as always for your support. 

Best wishes, 

The bpas team 

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Our work

We Trust Women

Under a law from 1861 any woman, anywhere in the UK, can go to prison for ending a pregnancy without the permission of two doctors. MPs support change, but we need the opportunity to make it happen. We are considering several legislative routes, including one based on the forthcoming Domestic Abuse Bill.

Preventing clinic protests

Anti-abortion activism targeted at clinics is on the rise in the UK. We are working to introduce buffer zones around abortion clinics to protect women and staff from intimidation and harassment. So far two buffer zones have been introduced, and more are in the pipeline. 

Fighting the two-child benefits cap

The two-child benefits cap pushes families into poverty and impacts women's reproductive decisions. We are working with other UK charities to fight it. Read our briefing here.

Just Say Non!

Our campaign for accessible emergency contraception has seen prices slashed across major pharmacy chains. We're now working to make it available straight from the pharmacy shelf, without a mandatory consultation – as already happens in the USA, Canada, and many European countries.

Improving access to contraception

We're working with pharmacists nationwide to improve access to several methods of contraception, including the injection and the pill. 

Working with women in prisons

Our contraceptive counselling & well woman advice service in Europe's largest women’s prison, HMP Bronzefield, was an RCNi Nurse Awards finalist. We provide confidential, non-judgemental counselling & education to aid women's wellbeing & rehabilitation. 

Decriminalisation further afield

We’ve been working with pro-choice campaigners and the governments of the Isle of Man and Gibraltar to change their laws outlawing abortion and help them provide care for their citizens. 


Women who are pregnant or planning a pregnancy are bombarded with public health messages, for example about what to eat, drink, how much they should weigh, and what medications they should or shouldn’t take. The WRISK project aims to understand and improve the communication of risk in pregnancy, to make things better for women. 

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