British Pregnancy Advisory Service (bpas)
bpas was established as a registered charity in 1968 to provide safe, legal abortion services.

Marie Stopes International (MSI)
Not-for-profit/independent abortion and sexual health provider in 43 countries worldwide.

National Unplanned Pregnancy Advisory Service (NUPAS)
NUPAS was established over 30 years ago and has since expanded nationwide, opening clinics around the UK, making abortion services more easily accessible. All clinics offer dedicated help and support to both NHS and private clients requiring abortion treatments, contraception, family planning and sexual health advice and care for men and women.

Patient Information/Support

Antenatal Results and Choices
Support for parents during antenatal testing.

Free and confidential advice for young people (under 25 years) regarding sexual health.

fpa (formerly Family Planning Association)
Advice website on sexual health, contraception, abortion and relationships.

Professional Bodies

Faculty of Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare (FSRH)
A faculty of the RCOG specialising in sexual and reproductive healthcare.

Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP)
The RCGP is the professional membership body and guardian of standards for family doctors in the UK, working to promote excellence in primary healthcare.

Royal College of Midwives (RCM)
The professional association for midwives.

Royal College of Nursing (RCN)
The RCN promotes excellence in nursing care.

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


Care Quality Commission (CQC)

Completion of HSA1 forms 2013 completing HSA1 & HSA abortion forms

Completion of HSA4 forms completing HSA4 forms


England and Wales abortion statistics 2015

Jersey abortion statistics 2015

Northern Ireland abortion statistics 2015/16

Scottish abortion statistics 2015


Abortion Act 1967


Abortion Rights
National pro-choice campaign, 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.

Alliance for Choice
Campaigns for the extension of the Abortion Act 1967 in Northern Ireland.

Doctors for a Woman’s Choice on Abortion (DWCA)
Group of doctors who believe the law should change to allow women to make their own choices regarding abortion.

Education for choice
UK-based education charity with the aim to help young women make informed choices about pregnancy and abortion.


Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health (ANSIRH)
ANSIRH works to ensure that reproductive health care and policy are grounded in evidence.
ANSIRH’s multidisciplinary team includes clinicians, researchers and scholars in the fields of sociology, demography, anthropology, medicine, nursing, public health, and law.

American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)
The US professional association for obstetricians and gynaecologists.

Association of Reproductive Health Professionals (ARHP)

Boulder Clinic, Colorado, USA

Center for Reproductive Rights

Concept Foundation

European Society of Contraception and Reproductive Health (ESCRH)

FIAPAC is the International Federation of Professional Abortion and Contraception Associates. Founded in 1997 with the aim of providing a platform for all practical and ethical aspects of unwanted pregnancy and abortion.

Internation Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO)

Guttmacher Institute

Gynuity Health Projects

Ibis Reproductive Health

International Network for the Reduction of Abortion Discrimination and Stigma (inroads)

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

IPAS (Website in English and Spanish)
IPAS is an international organisation that works around the world to increase women’s ability to exercise their sexual and reproductive rights, and to reduce abortion-related deaths and injuries.

Marie Stopes International (MSI)
Not-for-profit/independent abortion and sexual health provider in 43 countries worldwide.

Misoprostol in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Website promoting the safe use of misoprostol in obstetrics and gynaecology.

National Abortion Federation
Professional association of abortion providers in the USA and Canada.

Planned Parenthood

Population Council

Postabortion Care Consortium

Safe Choices



Abortion law of jurisdictions around the world


International Consortium for Medical Abortion
The International Consortium for Medical Abortion (ICMA) has brought together key players in the field, including advocates, service providers, policymakers and researchers from all regions of the world since 2002 to produce and disseminate information on medical abortion which is relevant to and focused on the needs of women in developing countries and countries in transition.

International Campaign for Women’s Right to Safe Abortion
This organisation believes in and advocates for safe and legal abortion as a woman’s human right.
Women must be able to take decisions about their own bodies and healthcare free from coercion: this includes the decision to carry a pregnancy to term or seek an abortion. No woman should be obliged to continue an unwanted pregnancy.

Medical Students for Choice
A non-profit organisation with a successful track record for change, Medical Students for Choice® (MSFC) stands up in the face of violent opposition. They work to destigmatize abortion provision among medical students and residents, and to persuade medical schools and residency programmes to include abortion as a part of the reproductive health services curriculum.

Prochoice Forum
Social, legal and ethical aspects of abortion.

Women on Web
Women on Web is a digital community of women who have had abortions and individuals and organisations that support abortion rights.

Women on Waves
Women on Waves is a non-profit organisation concerned with women’s human rights. Its mission is to prevent unwanted pregnancy and unsafe abortions throughout the world. Women on Waves sails to countries where abortion is illegal. With the use of a ship, early medical abortions can be provided safely, professionally and legally. Women on Waves aims to prevent unsafe abortions and empower women to exercise their human rights to physical and mental autonomy, by combining free healthcare services and sexual education with advocacy.

WGNRR (Women’s Global Network for Reproductive Rights)
WGNRR is an autonomous, feminist and grassroots network of groups and individuals from every continent that aims to achieve and support reproductive and sexual health rights for women everywhere. Basic human rights enable women to have safe,responsible and fulfilling sex lives and the self-determination to freely decide if, when and how often to have children, free from coercion, discrimination and violence. This includes the right of access to safe, legal abortion.



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