Abortion Support Network
+44 (0) 7897 611593 | http://www.abortionsupport.org.uk
The Abortion Support Network is an all-volunteer organization that provides accommodation and financial assistance for women living in Ireland (Northern and Republic of) who are travelling to England for an abortion. You can call, text, or email the Abortion Support Network to speak to them.
If you are travelling to London and need or want to stay the night before, during, or after your procedure (an overnight stay can reduce the cost of your airfare), their volunteers have space in their homes for you. Their hosts will give you a place to sleep, meals, and will pay your cost on local transport (Tube or bus) while you are with them.
Funding is available on a case by case basis, depending on circumstances and availability of funds. You do not need to be travelling to London, or staying overnight, to qualify for a grant.
The Abortion Support Network can also direct you to organizations that can help you access an abortion and to other organisations offering abortion support services, so you can call them even if you aren't sure where to make an appointment.
Other services: meals
Abortion Support Network is an all-volunteer organization founded in 2009 that provides accommodation and financial assistance to women forced to travel from Ireland (Northern or Republic of) to have a safe and legal abortion. Abortion is illegal (except for limited circumstances) in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
Every year, thousands of women travel from Ireland to England for safe abortions, at a cost of 400-2000 Pounds ($635-$3175 US). In their first year of operation, the Abortion Support Network was able to provide grants to 34 women who otherwise could not have afforded the option of a safe abortion.
For abortion funds, raising money is half the battle, because they can’t help women unless they have something to give. Donating to an abortion fund means giving a woman the resources she needs to make the choice that is right for her. When you donate to the Abortion Support Network, you're helping women who live in an abortion-restrictive country travel to a safe, reputable, and legal abortion provider.
Click here to make a donation to ensure that women in the United Kingdom can access legal and safe abortion care.
The Abortion Support Network welcomes volunteers who are willing to open their homes to women travelling to London, and also seeks people to help with fundraising, event planning and other skills. To find out more about these opportunities or to learn more about the organization, visit their website, send an email to [email protected], or join their vibrant online community on Facebook and Twitter, where members share the latest information about events, resources, and reproductive justice news.