Don't panic there are many ways we can make sure you get a free, safe and legal abortion, have a look at all of the topics below and the list of organisations at the end, someone will be able to get you the healthcare you need.
If you can travel please contact BPAS and they will book you an appointment. You will not need to pay for any of the treatment and if you earn less that £16K or are in receipt of any benefits they can also help you with travel.
Women from Northern Ireland (NI) can now access free abortion care in England. BPAS operates the booking system for NI women requiring treatment.
Telephone the number below to make an appointment with a funded UK abortion provider (BPAS, MSI and NUPAS). You will be offered the most appropriate appointment based on your needs.
To qualify for free care you must:
1. reside in NI (with a BT postcode), and
2. be registered with a NI GP (with a BT postcode).
You must supply the above detail to receive funded treatment (we will not contact your GP unless you say we can).
Please mention when booking if it is difficult for you to fund the cost of your travel and accommodation. You will be asked to complete this declaration and we will assess whether you are eligible for help with your expenses.
There are many reasons why some people cannot travel for abortion services and all of these are valid. Don't worry there are still ways to access the help you need. Women Help Women and Women on Web are the only two services we recommend for accessing the abortion pill online as they offer a consultation with support. If you need to access emergency healthcare as you are unsure about bleeding please do not disclose that you have self-administered pills; they are still illegal for this purpose in NI and medical staff are obliged to report you if they find out. SAY YOU ARE HAVING A MISCARRIAGE. If you need legal help please call us on 07894063965,
IMPORTANT: If you write to us and do not receive a response, or never receive any email after the consultation, please check your SPAM or junkmail box, since sometimes emails are filtered there. This seems to happen most often with Hotmail or Outlook accounts. If you expect an email or response and don´t get it, please write to us, and provide another email address or a telephone number so that we can contact you.
This website refers you to licensed doctor who can provide you with abortion pills. After you complete the following online consultation and if there are no contraindications, the medical abortion (with the pills mifepristone and misoprostol) will be delivered to you by post. A medical abortion can be done safely at home as long as you have good information and have access to emergency medical care in the rare case that there are complications.
The doctor can only help you if :
Before starting the consultation, do a pregnancy test and an ultrasound, if possible. The consultation consists of around 25 questions. All information will remain confidential.
At the end of the consultation you will be asked to make a donation of at least 90, 80 or 70 euro, depending on the country where you live and your economic circumstances (click here). If you are in a very difficult economic situation, let us know. Please give as much as you can to help other women who are in a similar situation as you but cannot afford to donate anything.
For more information about medical abortion please look under Questions and Answers. To know who we are, please look under About Women on Web.
If you have any questions send an email to Women on Web (email@example.com)
If possible, please do the consultation in your native language.
Abortion Support Network provides financial assistance and accommodation to women* travelling from the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man. Funding is available on a case by case basis depending on financial need and availability of funding. Please contact us before booking travel as we can also advise on the least expensive clinics and methods of travel.
We also provide confidential, non-judgmental information to anyone who contacts us via phone or email who is seeking information about travelling to England* for an abortion, as well as information about reputable providers of early medical abortion pills by post. If you are considering ordering abortion pills online, please read this first.
Family Planning Association Northern Ireland
If you're pregnant and not sure what you want to do and you live in Northern Ireland, FPA can offer:
Call 0345 122 8687
The FPA pregnancy choices counselling service is the only impartial, non-judgemental and non-directive service available in Northern Ireland.
The service is completely confidential.
Non-directive counselling means the counsellor has no opinion about what's best for you and is there to provide a confidential, non-judgemental and safe place for you to explore feelings around your pregnancy, and the options you feel are open to you.
Whether you're thinking about continuing with your pregnancy or considering abortion or adoption, the counsellor will take you through the practical aspects of each choice and provide helpful information.
For an appointment or to find out more call FPA in Northern Ireland on 0345 122 8687.
Abortion is legal in Northern Ireland but only in exceptional circumstances. Most women from Northern Ireland who decide to have an abortion travel to England.
Recent government changes mean that women no longer have to pay for the abortion procedure and women experiencing financial hardship are entitled to free travel, as well accommodation if necessary.
FPA counsellors in Northern Ireland can provide you with information about this during a non-directive counselling session. This information won't be given over the phone.
We also offer counselling for women who've had an abortion. Any woman who's had an abortion can use this service, regardless of her age, or where or when she had the abortion.