A wave of recent abortion bans in the US have sparked widespread condemnation, but they are no more draconian than the laws the UK is currently home to. Women in Northern Ireland have no access to legal abortion at home, and must either travel to England for essential healthcare or risk prosecution and punishment ordering pills online.
Even elsewhere in the UK, women can struggle to access the abortion care they need. On a regular basis, bpas is unable to find appointments for the women who need them – leaving them with no choice but to continue a pregnancy that puts their physical and mental health at risk.
For as little as £2 per month, you can help us change this, and secure the choice and services that women need – across the whole UK, and across their whole reproductive lifetimes.
We’ve come so far. The first UK clinic buffer zones are now in force – although being challenged by those opposed to women’s choice. The Health Secretary has finally made changes to improve women’s access to early abortion, and an increasingly pro-choice parliament has signalled its support for progressive abortion reform across the UK – including in Northern Ireland.
But there is still far to go. We need you to help us finish what we’ve started.