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Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 169074, tabled on 15 March 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the appropriateness of the endorsement by Public Health England of the factsheet, Abortion and Abortion Care Factsheet which references IPAS as an authority on abortion care which advocates abortion without prescriptions and with or without the involvement of a health provider.

Answered on

23 March 2021

No such assessment has been made. The Abortion and Abortion Care Fact Sheet for schools was produced and published by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare. The contents of the factsheet were developed by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. Public Health England co-badged the factsheet on the basis that the Royal College represents the United Kingdom medical experts on abortion.