The following are steps you can take to access a safe abortion
Looking for abortion pills?
It is possible to order mifepristone and misoprostol online and self-administer an early medical abortion safely at home. The medicines are very safe and are on the World Health Organisation’s list of essential medicines. For more information about their safety, effectiveness, and how to use them, please click here.
While early medical abortions with these pills are very safe, there are some websites fraudulently selling unknown tablets to women so Galway Pro-Choice recommends women in Ireland who want to access these medicines to use the following service: www.womenhelp.org
Another service offering these medicines which is safe to use is www.womenonweb.org
If you have more questions about early medical abortions and how to access the medications, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org to speak to a member who has received training on early medical abortions. Your information will be kept strictly confidential.
If you have already bought pills from Women Help Women or Women on Web and have any questions or concerns, BPAS have a free helpline.
From ROI: 1800 910 049 and from NI: 0800 077 6049
Want to explore your options and/or find a clinic abroad?
Irish Family Planning Association (IFPA)
Phone: 1850 49 50 51
The IFPA have centres throughout Ireland and provide non-directional counselling for people with unplanned pregnancies.
Well Woman Clinic
Phone: (01) 6609860
Offers crisis and post-abortion counselling
FREE SERVICE (counselling only)
Phone: (01) 821 0999
Free medical assessment with ultrasound scan.
Marie Stopes Reproductive Choices
Phone: (01) 830 0630
Speak directly to a clinic in the UK
For more information about travelling to England for an abortion, you can contact one of the following reputable clinics. These clinics offer medical abortions (up to nine weeks) and surgical abortions. They also all offer a range of long-acting contraceptives such as the IUD, Depo Provera, etc.
Many clinics perform abortions beyond 14 weeks, including some that go to 24 weeks. Contact clinics for further details.
NUPAS (National Unplanned Pregnancy Advisory Service)
Clinics in London, Manchester and midland areas.
Phone: (01) 874 0097
BPAS (British Pregnancy Advisory Service)
Clinics in: West and South London, Liverpool, Birmingham, and many other locations throughout England.
Phone: 0044 1789 508 211
Marie Stopes International
London, Manchester, Birmingham, and many other locations throughout England.
Phone: 1800 200 374
We understand that travelling abroad for an abortion can be expensive. If you are trying to travel abroad to access an abortion but you cannot afford the cost, you can contact the Abortion Support Network. They provide accommodation and grants towards the cost of the procedure. Grants are offered on a case by case basis depending on financial need and availability of funds.
Phone: (01) 52 77 370