When would you have an abortion?
If you have missed the window for using a morning after pill and have become pregnant, you can opt for an abortion.
Legally, in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, you are only allowed to have an abortion until you are up to 24 weeks pregnant.
Abortions are not legal in the Republic of Ireland. Because of this, many women choose to travel to other parts of the UK to have it carried out.
The only one who can decide whether or not to have an abortion is you. You shouldn’t ever feel pressured or forced into considering one if you’re unsure.
If you’re considering having an abortion, it’s a good idea to talk to someone you trust first. If you don’t want to talk to someone you know, there are lots of experienced counselling agencies and charities to talk to, including:
The British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS) on 03457 30 40 30 from inside the UK (+44 1789 508 211 for Republic of Ireland)
Marie Stopes on 0345 300 8090 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org
All of these services are 100% confidential. None of the advisors of any charity will tell anyone you’ve contacted them, unless they think that you’re in serious danger.