Abortions are now becoming so safe and easy that some have adopted the old "do-it-yourself" approach in Britain, where a new law allows women to take the abortifacient drug Misoprotosol at home.
The Guardian reports that the British government will be following in Scotland's footsteps by making it legal for women to take the abortion drug home with them. The decision comes after mounting pressure from abortion advocates supported by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC).
The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC) has denounced the decision for putting women in vulnerable situations.
"The abortion pill puts women through a terrible emotional and physical ordeal," said SPUC deputy chief executive John Deighan. "The determination of the abortion industry to push women to undergo this in their own home with no real medical supervision illustrates their cavalier attitude when it comes to the well-being of women."
Deighan says such a flippant attitude towards the practice "further trivializes abortion, making women increasingly open to coercion, to make a choice that suits others."
LifeNews notes that abortion activists are rejoicing over the decision, with the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists praising it as major progress in women's healthcare.
DIY abortions have increasingly become more popular in the United States. According to Women on Waves, misoprostol can only be obtained from an authorized doctor, nurse practitioner, physician assistant or nurse midwife.
In California, a current bill working through the legislature will require state-funded universities to stock their student health centers with abortion pills.