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Abortion

Abortion is when a pregnancy is ended so that it doesn't result in the birth of a child. Sometimes it is called 'termination of pregnancy'.  Click here to read more about 'what is an abortion?'

Before you make a pregnancy counselling appointment with an organisation (other than BPAS, the NHS or MSI), ask them if they can refer you for abortion treatment if that is what you want.

A list of registered Pregnancy Advice Bureaux is available on the Department of Health’s website here.

Some organisations offering free pregnancy testing and counselling are strongly opposed to abortion. They won't discuss abortion in an unbiased way and might make false claims, quote unreliable statistics and may not tell you how to get an abortion treatment.

This is what some women say about abortion:

"Abortion is a safe and sensible way to deal with an unplanned pregnancy"

"I want to put off being a parent until my situation is better"

"I’m scared that I won’t be able to get pregnant again"

"I don’t want to be pregnant"

"My family (or somebody close to me) doesn’t agree with abortion"

"My partner doesn’t want a baby and I care about his feelings"

"My religion is against abortion"

"I don’t want to be a single parent"