Thankfully a Bill which would effectively put more barriers in the way of women accessing abortion was defeated in parliament this week.
Ask Brook our helpine gets a significant number of calls from young people about abortion. Many call when they have been to their GP and experienced barriers when they have tried to to arrange an abortion. They have either been refused a referral; have been actively encouraged not to have an abortion; feel as though they have had wrong information; or that delaying tactics are being used so their choices are limited.
When they ask for help young women deserve high standards of care. Anything that gets in the way of this is simply unacceptable.