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 Northern Ireland

Abortion in Northern Ireland was decriminalized in 2020. However, accessing an abortion in Northern Ireland can be complicated. We will try and simplify it for you as much as possible.

If you are under 9 weeks and 6 days pregnant and live in a part of Northern Ireland where the local trust is providing abortion, you should be able to access an early medical abortion with pills via your GP. To arrange this appointment, you need to call British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS) on 03457 30 40 30.

If you are under 12 weeks 0 days pregnant and would like to access medial abortion pills, you can contact Women Help Women , who can post the pills to you for a donation of E70.

If you are more than 10 weeks pregnant and want to access an abortion on the NHS, you will need to contact the Central Booking System run by MSI Reproductive Choices https://www.msichoices.org.uk/abortion-services/travelling-from-northern-ireland/ on 0333 234 2184. They will help you arrange your abortion and travel, the cost of which should be covered by the NHS.

Need more help?

Alliance for Choice in Northern Ireland are expert in helping people navigate the NI system.

If you are told you need to travel , and that you are ineligible for NHS funding, please contact us and we will see if we are able to provide support. Please contact ASN before booking your travel. If you call us, please do leave a message with your phone number so that we can return your call. As we are all volunteers, calls can occur during business hours or in the evenings – we will try and call when it’s convenient for you.  We are not a hotline but try to return all calls texts and emails within 48 hours. 

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Advice before you call us

Please call the Central Booking System on 0333 234 2184 to determine if you are eligible for free care in England.

Please call us before you’ve booked your travel, especially if you are not eligible for a free procedure and do not have enough money to pay for your appointment and flights. This way we can advise on the most cost-effective travel arrangements, which will help us provide services to the largest number of people.

We will do our best to return all voicemails, texts and emails within two days. Our helpline is staffed by volunteers and we can’t always answer the phone. If we do not answer, please leave a voicemail with your phone number. 

ASN does not ask clients how they got pregnant or why they want abortions. Our only criteria is financial need and how much funding we have available.

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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 and/or phone 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.