Removing criminal sanctions from abortion legislation

Abortion legislation study

In March 2018, the Royal College of Nursing launched a UK-wide survey of members on the principle of removing criminal sanctions from termination of pregnancy

(commonly referred to as decriminalisation of abortion). The consultation focused solely on the principle of decriminalisation of termination of

pregnancy. 73.7% of respondents voted in favour of the decriminalisation of abortion. The RCN believe that abortion should be treated the

same as any other medical practice, subject to regulation and following the poll will be reviewing their future work relating to termination of pregnancy legislation.

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NUPAS are supporting the web abortion research

Abortion research

Have you terminated a pregnancy in Great Britain? Sharing your personal experience is powerful, and they need to hear from you. Filling out the quick, confidential survey at this link will help them advocate better for improved access to abortion services in the future, and they would really appreciate your input. Click here: if you wish to participate.

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Our View On Mr Rees-Moggs Opinion On Abortion

Opinion on abortions from Mr Rees-Moggs

Whilst NUPAS fully recognizes Mr Rees-Moggs personal opinions, MPs should recognise and respect that despite personal opinion, the law states that every woman should have control over her own body and her fertility in relation to whether to continue with a pregnancy or not, as described in the 1967 Abortion Act. This should not be overruled by the opinions of individuals in charge of making parliamentary decisions. Abortion is an individual’s choice, and opinions against it are very often overruled by religious beliefs when a women finds herself in an unplanned situation.

NUPAS opinion

NUPAS continues to advocate the right for women to access safe abortion services and believes that is it a fundamental healthcare right for women wherever they live.

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No charge for women from Northern Ireland

NUPAS are pleased to confirm that, following the landmark announcement last week that women from Northern Ireland will be able to access funded abortions, NUPAS will now provide abortions to women travelling from Northern Ireland at no charge with immediate effect.

NUPAS provides pregnancy testing, pregnancy counselling, abortion treatments, contraception and STI screening.

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For more information women in Northern Ireland can call (01) 874 0097 or see comprehensive information at


Committment To Help Northern Ireland Women

NUPAS welcome the commitment to ensure women from Northern Ireland will be able to get abortions on the NHS in England. It is a positive step forward to ensure equity of service and provision for women in the UK

Today more than 50 MPs from the major parties backed a call for Northern Irish women to have abortions for free in England – they currently have to pay.

In Northern Ireland abortions are only allowed if a woman’s life is at risk or there is a permanent or serious risk to her physical or mental health. Aaron Flaherty, Head of Clinical Services stated “This is a positive move for women in Northern Ireland, providing them with equity and choice. A huge barrier has been removed today.”

NUPAS  provide a confidential service to ensure informed choices  around pregnancy, contraception and sexual health; they have been a keen advocate for women’s rights and have provided advice and support to women from Northern Ireland for the last 35 years. NUPAS offer pregnancy counselling, abortion treatments, contraception and STI screening with compassion and care.

Contact us

For more information women in Northern Ireland can call (01) 874 0097 or see comprehensive information at


Access To Services For All

Is it right that women in Northern Ireland currently face financial challenges to access a service that is free at the point of care to other women in the UK?

Our opinion

We at NUPAS don’t think that it is. We support the rights of all women to access safe abortion services.