illegal abortions (1718A/23)
‘Police are testing “distressed” women who have suffered miscarriages for abortion drugs, healthcare providers have warned.’ (news paper article).
- Please provide officer guidance related to the testing of women who have suffered miscarriages for abortion drugs.
- Please provide the number of women who suffered miscarriages that you tested for abortion drugs since 1 January 2023.
- Please provide the number of women who tested positive for (i) abortion drugs and/or (ii) other substances known to cause abortions. Specify the names of the drugs and substances detected.
I am writing to inform you that we have searched our records and there is no specific information held by West Midlands Police.
In relation to question 3: A search has been completed for the following offence which seems to correspond closest with the nature of this request:
Offence: Procuring Illegal Abortion – Procuring drugs etc to cause abortion
From 1st January 2023 to present day there are no reports