GPs referring to termination phone service

A telephone abortion service launched eight months ago has so far provided more than 850 medical terminations, with many of its referrals coming from GPs.

The service offered by the Tabbot Foundation mails mifepristone (RU486) and misoprostol (MS-2Step) to patients and guides them through the process of a medical termination by phone.

The foundation’s website is averaging about 120 hits a day and up to 90 phone calls a week, with an average of about 30 patients a week, according to medical director