Aussie doc to unveil online do-it-yourself home abortion guide

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Melbourne, Aug 1 (ANI): A Brisbane doctor is set to unveil an online do-it-yourself home abortion guide featuring a pill that has been banned from public sale.

Obstetrician Adrienne Freeman says her website Safe Home Abortions features "how to" videos and a range of information and research papers that spell out the benefits of abortion drug misoprostol, reports news.com.au.

The website's home page reads: "Plain and simple instructions are given and scientific evidence and personal practice experience are detailed.

"Pregnancies can be terminated at any gestation by administration of misoprostol."

The controversial website is scheduled to be launched and submitted for medical peer review in October.

Dr Freeman, a GP since 1972 and specialist since 1982, firmly believes women have the right to choose when and where to terminate a pregnancy.

She is still fighting a 2009 ruling by the Health Practitioners Tribunal that found her guilty of unprofessional conduct after she helped a sex worker abort a 19-week-old foetus at home in 2003.

Dr Freeman said: "No matter how careful people are in their lives there will always be a need for pregnancy terminations."

She added: "The website simply makes already published knowledge available in one place - particularly for women in remote and regional areas, where there is nowhere for them to turn to."

Right-to-life groups have dubbed the website a hazard to women. (ANI)

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