On 22 October 2019 abortion was decriminalised in Northern Ireland and a new framework enabling lawful access to services came into effect from 31 March 2020.
Following the introduction of the new regulations an interim early medical abortion service (up to 9 weeks and 6 days) was established in Northern Ireland. This is currently being provided through existing sexual and reproductive health services in all Health and Social Care (HSC) Trust areas.
Accessing this healthcare in the first 10 weeks of pregnancy will involve attending a local Health and Social Care clinic to take the first abortion pill, mifepristone, while the second set of pills, misoprostol, will be taken at home.
Informing Choices NI act as the Central Access Point in order to provide a local pathway to this local abortion care. If your gestation is under 10 weeks and you do not wish to continue with the pregnancy, or you wish to discuss your pregnancy choices further, please call the Central Access Point on 028 9031 6100. This helpline is staffed from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. Translation services can also be arranged.
Abortion services beyond 10 weeks can still be accessed through the UK government funded Central Booking System provided by BPAS on 0333 234 2184.
Informing Choices NI continue to provide Pregnancy Choices and Post Pregnancy Counselling.
Get in touch
For more information contact:
Tel: 028 9031 6100 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org