Abortion

Abortion and Termination mean exactly the same thing. It is up to each individual to choose whether to have an abortion.

In the UK under the 1967 Abortion Act, abortion is legal up to 24 weeks gestation, with the consent of 2 doctors.

Who can have an abortion?

Anyone in England, Scotland or Wales can get an abortion free on the NHS. Even if you are under 16 you can get a free and confidential abortion, this means that only those you choose to tell will know about the abortion.

Who would I have to tell if I wanted an abortion?

The only people you would have to tell would be the clinic providing the abortion. It might help to talk to a partner, family member, carer or friend.

What happens if I choose to have an abortion?

At FRESH you can talk to one of the nurses or doctors to discuss any concerns you might have and they can help you book an appointment if this is what you wish. A GP can also refer you to an abortion clinic. In Manchester you can also refer yourself using the Central Booking system by calling 0845 365 0565.

For more information visit www.mariestopes.org.uk or www.bpas.org