Coronavirus update: Abortion Support Network is closely monitoring the rapidly changing situation. As long as borders and clinics remain open, we will help those who are able to safely travel access abortions abroad. We will also provide information on safe abortion pills for home use where appropriate. If you need an abortion, please get in touch and we will help you as much as we are able. Coronavirus is simply YET ANOTHER obstacle faced by people living in countries with inadequate provision of abortion services.

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Get Help – I’m in France

Abortion Support Network is here to help anyone in France who is undocumented and unable to obtain a free abortion in France, or who needs to obtain a later abortion not available in France.  

If you need to travel for an abortion, please speak with us before you book appointments or flights. ASN can help you arrange the most cost effective and convenient abortion and travel. This is important not only for you, but also so our resources can stretch to help as many people as possible.  

Help Abortion Support Network may be able to offer:  

  • Clinic recommendations 
  • Information about the least expensive way to arrange your travel and procedure 
  • Funding 
  • Help finding accommodation 
  • Advice in multiple languages. Sometimes this will be with a volunteer who speaks the language, sometimes using an online translator, and sometimes using a phone translation services 

Please call or email us to get more information or discuss your circumstances. One of our volunteers will respond to emails or voicemails within 48 hours.  We know it might be a little awkward, especially if there are language differences, but we have been helping people travel for abortions for many years and we will hopefully be able to help you.  

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What happens when you contact us 

  • Usually, you will leave a voicemail or an email and one of our volunteers will contact you back. Please include your phone number in your message.  It is better to send an email than to leave a voicemail. 
  • ASN will assess your financial need and provide confidential, non-judgmental information and advice on the least expensive method of abortion and travel. 
  • If you speak a language other than English, please let us know. We have a number of multilingual volunteers, but if we do not have someone available who can speak with you, we will use an online or telephone translation service. 

Advice before you call us 

  • Please call us before you’ve booked your travel, especially if you need financial assistance.  
  • ASN volunteers are not counsellors or doctors, so we are not able to give medical information or help you make your decision.  
  • Le Planning Familial is the largest ‘associative and activist network to offer sexual health services in France’. They offer advice and information about the following services in France: abortion, contraception, sex education, and sexual health screenings. They also offer advice regarding the LGBTQIA+ community and domestic/sexual violence.  You can visit their website here, or call them on this anonymous & toll-free number: 0 800 08 11 11. Their information page about abortion in France can be found here 
  • We can provide information about reputable providers of early medical abortion pills by post.  
  • ASN does not ask clients how they got pregnant or why they want abortions. Our only criteria are financial needs and how much funding we have available. 

About the help we offer 

ASN is here to help lessen the financial burden of travelling abroad to get a safe abortion. Funding is available on a case-by-case basis, depending on your circumstances and availability of funds. Our funds are not unlimited but we try and help as many people as we can. We expect people to arrange the least expensive method of abortion and travel where possible. If a grant is awarded, ASN pays the clinic directly, reducing the amount you pay. We can help you book your appointment if you do not speak the language used at the clinic and we can help you find the least expensive, most convenient way to travel.   

In addition to financial help, we can provide recommendations on clinics and hospitals, as well as any information you might need, including required travel documents, and Covid regulations.  If you have a question about getting from point A to an abortion clinic, we probably have the answer.  About ASN’s Clients 


About ASN’s Clients 

For as long as there have been restrictive abortion laws, there have been people travelling abroad to get the healthcare they need. These women and pregnant people have had to find the money to pay for their travel and for the procedure, usually as a private patient. Other costs are often incurred, including accommodation, childcare, travel documents and time off work.  

ASN is an abortion fund, which means we believe “I can’t afford an abortion” should not be the only reason someone becomes a parent. ASN is here to catch those who are unable to access an abortion in their country, and who do not have the financial resources to access one abroad.  

At ASN we do not ask our clients how they got pregnant or why they want abortions, as the rich do not need to justify themselves. Our only criteria is financial need and our availability of funds.  

If you need help, find more information here

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Accommodation 

If you need accommodation, ASN will help you arrange affordable accommodation near the clinic or hospital you are travelling to. 

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Need to cover your tracks? 

Web 

If you think someone is monitoring your internet usage, your safest option is to access the internet from a neutral place such as a friend’s house, your work, an internet cafe or local library. 

If you don’t want anyone to know that you have visited this (or any) website, you can delete your browser web history or use Private Browsing mode, which does not store any web history. You may also want to delete your search history from Google, or use DuckDuckGo, a search engine that doesn’t track you. 

Be aware that the owner or administrator of the computer may still be able to monitor websites you visit. 

Email 

If you want to email us without leaving a copy in your Sent folder, use the form on our Contact Us page. Please make sure to include your email address or telephone number. 

Phone 

If you have an itemised bill the phone number will show, but not the name of our organisation. If you need to hide the fact that you’ve called one of our numbers, then consider using an international calling service or a calling card. 

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