Date lodged: 3 May 2018
To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on the same-day abortion services in Scotland being able to meet the needs of people from Northern Ireland.
Answered by: Aileen Campbell 18 May 2018
For medical abortions, NHS Boards in Scotland do not allow women to take mifepristone and misoprostol on the same day as this is a less effective method of termination than when misoprostol is taken 24 to 48 hours after taking mifepristone. Women from Northern Ireland have access to the same hospital-based abortion services as those for women resident in Scotland.