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Voice for choice organisations

Abortion Rights
Abortion Rights is the national pro-choice campaign. They are leading the drive to bring the British abortion law into line with public opinion - so that women can make their own reproductive decisions without the current unfair obstructions.

ARC (Ante-natal Results and Choices)
ARC provides non-directive support and information to parents before, during and after antenatal testing.

Brook offers of free and confidential sexual health advice and services specifically for young people under 25.

DWCA (Doctors for a Woman's Choice on Abortion)
DWCA is a group of doctors who believe that the law should be changed to allow the woman herself to decide whether or not to have an abortion.

Education for Choice
Education For Choice is the only UK-based educational charity dedicated to enabling young people to make informed choices about pregnancy and abortion.

fpa (formerly 'Family Planning Association')
This website provides a comprehensive guide to safe sex, including advice on what to do if you've recently had unprotected sex, where to go for pregnancy testing, and advice about abortion.

MSI Reproductive Choices
Marie Stopes International is a not-for-profit sexual and reproductive health (SRH) organisation that uses modern business methods to achieve the social goal of preventing unintended pregnancies and unplanned births in 43 countries worldwide.

Pro-choice Forum
The Pro Choice Forum website is designed for those who have an interest in social, legal and ethical aspects of abortion.

Alliance for Choice (Northern Ireland)
Alliance for Choice is an organisation that campaigns for the extension of the 1967 Abortion Act to Northern Ireland.


BBC Religion and Ethics
This website examines the ethical debate concerning abortion.

Ethics Updates
Dedicated to promoting the thoughtful discussion of difficult moral topics on the net.

Progress Educational Trust
Progress Educational Trust (PET) believes that reproductive and genetic technologies have much to offer.

Information and statistics

Department of Health
The Department of Health provides health and social care policy, guidance, and publications and publishes the annual statistics on abortions in England and Wales.

Care Quality Commission
The Healthcare Commission was launched in April 2004 and has a wide range of responsibilities, all aimed at improving the quality of healthcare.

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence
The Health Development Agency is the national authority on what works to improve people's health and reduce health inequalities.

Medical and nursing organisations

British Medical Association
The British Medical Association is a professional association of doctors, representing their interests and providing services for its 128,000 members.

Faculty of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care
The organisation is a faculty of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.

OBGYN.net has been designed for the specific needs of Professionals interested in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, the medical industry, and women everywhere.

Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists
The RCOG is dedicated to the encouragement of the study and the advancement of the science and practice of obstetrics and gynaecology.

Royal College of Nursing
The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) represents nurses and nursing, promotes excellence in nursing and shapes health policies.

Advisory Group on Contraception
The Advisory Group on Contraception (AGC) is an expert advisory group made up of leading clinicians and advocacy groups who have come together to discuss and make policy recommendations concerning the contraceptive needs of women of all ages.

Women's organisations

National Council of Women
The National Council of Women aims to enlighten and empower women throughout Great Britain.

Women's Resource Centre
The Women's Resource Centre (WRC) is a charity that supports women's organisations to be more effective and sustainable.

International organisations


Irish Family Planning Association
The Irish Family Planning Association (IFPA) promotes sexual and reproductive rights and health.

Pact is an independent social work agency based in Dublin that provides a nationwide service.

Sexual Health Centre
The Sexual Health Centre (formally the Alliance) provides a crisis pregnancy counselling service.


Abortion Information (USPDA)
Pro-choice information in German, French & Italian.

American Civil Liberties Union Reproductive Freedom Project
Since its inception in 1920, the ACLU has recognised that personal privacy and reproductive rights are among our most important constitutional liberties.

American Medical Women's Association
The American Medical Women's Association (AMWA) is an organisation of 10,000 women physicians and medical students dedicated to serving as the unique voice for women's health and the advancement of women in medicine.

Annual Review of Population Law
Contains a database of summaries and excerpts of legislation, constitutions, court decisions, and other official government documents from every country in the world relating to population policies, reproductive rights and health, women's status and rights, children and adolescents, HIV/AIDS and related topics.

Catholics for Choice
Established in 1973, this American-based International organisation aim to increase awareness of prochoice Catholic views on family planning and abortion rights in society, the media, and politics.

Center for Reproductive Rights
The Center for Reproductive Rights (formerly The Center for Reproductive Law and Policy) is a New-York based non-profit legal advocacy organisation dedicated to defending and promoting women's reproductive rights worldwide.

Civil Liberties and Public Policy Program, Hampshire College (USA)
The Civil Liberties and Public Policy Program is a reproductive rights organisation that trains, educates, and inspires new leaders, organisers, and supporters nationwide.

Guttmacher Institute
The Alan Guttmacher Institute (AGI) is a not-for-profit organisation focused on sexual and reproductive health research, policy analysis and public education.

The International Consortium for Medical Abortion (ICMA)
ICMA was formed in June 2002 and has has brought together key players in the field from all regions of the world, to promote medical abortion within the framework of support for safe abortion worldwide, focusing on the needs of women in developing countries, including those countries where abortion is unsafe or not accessible.

International Planned Parenthood Federation
The International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) links national autonomous Family Planning Associations (FPAs) in over 180 countries worldwide.

Ipas has worked for three decades to increase women's ability to exercise their sexual and reproductive rights and to reduce deaths and injuries of women from unsafe abortion.

National Abortion Federation
The National Abortion Federation (NAF) is the professional association of abortion providers in the United States and Canada.

National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League
NARAL Pro-choice America (formerly The National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League), is an organisation based in America that campaigns against aggressive anti-choice movements.

Physicians for Reproductive Health and Choice
Physicians for Reproductive Choice and Health (PRCH) is an American national network of pro-choice physicians who are committed to providing and advocating for the best possible care for patients.

Planned Parenthood
Planned Parenthood health centres offer high-quality sexual and reproductive health care, including family planning, gynaecological care, STI/STD testing and treatment, pregnancy testing, and abortion services.

Population Council
The Population Council is an international, nongovernmental, not-for-profit organisation that conducts research on three fronts: biomedical, social science, and public health.

Pro-Choice Public Education Project
The Pro-Choice Public Education Project (PEP) is a collaborative project of America's leading national pro-choice organisations dedicated to empowering a new generation of pro-choice activists and supporters.

Reproductive Health Online
Reproductive Health Online is a family planning, contraception and training website.

World Health Organisation
The World Health Organisation, the United Nations' specialised agency for health, was established on 7 April 1948. WHO's objective, as set out in its Constitution, is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health.

Domestic Violence


Refuge supports women,children & men experiencing domestic violence with a range of services.

Women's Aid

Women's Aid is the national charity working to end domestic abuse against women and children.

Ask for ANI

The Ask for ANI (Action Needed Immediately) codeword scheme has been developed to allow victims of domestic abuse to access support from the safety of their local pharmacy. If you are experiencing domestic abuse you can visit your local pharmacy and ask for 'Annie'.

Northern Ireland's Domestic and Sexual Abuse helpline

Northern Ireland’s 24hr Domestic and Sexual Abuse Helpline is a free and confidential service that offers help and support female and male victims and survivors, worried friends and family members and professionals.  The Helpline is staffed 24 hours a day by fully trained operators and volunteers who are available to offer expert support and confidential, non-judgemental information. The team work alongside a range of community partners who provide specialist support services to those who have or are experiencing domestic and sexual abuse.  The Helpline, operated by specialist sexual trauma charity Nexus, is free to call on 0808 802 1414 and is open 24 hours a day, every day of the year. Support can be accessed by email help@dsahelpline.org or contact can be made through the live webchat function available via the website www.dsahelpline.org.

Sexual assault referral centres (SARCs) 

Sexual assault referral centres (SARCs) offer medical, practical and emotional support to anyone who has been raped sexually assaulted or abused. They have specially trained doctors, nurses and support workers to care for you. Help is available 24 hours a day. More information.

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