At bpas we accept that unplanned pregnancies happen and that every woman should have the right to decide for herself how to deal with the situation. You can make an appointment at bpas to talk things through in person with a member of our counselling staff and discuss the options available to you. Our staff are fully trained and have chosen to work with bpas to provide a caring service. They can help you explore all of your options and are not limited to just providing abortion counselling, or termination of pregnancy counselling. To make an appointment please call 03457 30 40 30.
bpas' consultation centres are registered with the Department of Health and are monitored with regular inspection visits. Visit the Department of Health's website which lists bpas' registered consultation centres.
Before an abortion
Counselling is part of the initial consultation at bpas during which you will also have a medical screening so that we can asses the stage of pregnancy and medical history to find out which methods of abortion are most suitable for you. Click here for more information on what to expect at your consultation.
Please be aware that some organisations advertising free pregnancy testing and counselling on the internet and in phone books are strongly opposed to abortion. They will not discuss all the options available to you in an unbiased way. If they talk about abortion as an option at all, it may involve negative, unevidenced or untrue claims, or statistics. They may not provide you with any information on how to access abortion treatment.
Before you make any pregnancy counselling appointments, we recommend that you ask the organisation whether they will be able to refer you for abortion treatment if you decide on that option. There is a list of registered Pregnancy Advice Bureaux on the Department of Health’s website. These have all met the Department of Health’s required standards on accurate and balanced information-giving, because they refer for abortion. Click here to view the list of registered Pregnancy Advice Bureaux, which includes bpas centres. Although there are other reputable organisations that are not included on this list, it’s a good place to search for impartial pregnancy counselling.
After an abortion
You may see post-abortion support services advertised on the internet and in phone books. Some of these ‘support’ services are aimed at promoting the view of an organisation, rather than helping you within your own situation. We recommend that you approach an organisation on the Department of Health list or your GP for advice on getting the most appropriate source of support in your area.