RCN Supports removing criminal sanctions from abortion legislation

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.

https://www.rcn.org.uk/news-and-events/news/members-signal-support-for-removing-termination-of-pregnancy-criminal-sanctions

NUPAS are supporting the Women on Web abortion research study

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: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/fGB_access if you wish to participate. More information on Women on Web can be found here: www.womenonweb.org

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Our View On Mr Rees-Moggs Opinion On Abortion

Whilst NUPAS fully recognises 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 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.

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.

 

For more information women in Northern Ireland can call (01) 874 0097 or see comprehensive information at www.nupas.co.uk

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.

For more information women in Northern Ireland can call (01) 874 0097 or see comprehensive information at www.nupas.co.uk

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?

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

Breakthrough In Male Contraception

Major break through in testing of a new male contraceptive. The male contraceptive jab was 96% effective in a year-long trial.

The injected male contraceptive lowers sperm count and in a global test involving 350 men and their partners. Only four pregnancies occurred.

There were still few side effects, including muscle pain mood swings and depression, as well as increased libido.

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High Quality of Care!

The National Unplanned Pregnancy Advisory Service (NUPAS) would like to assure women wanting to access termination of pregnancy services that it is our priority is to ensure that patients get safe, high-quality and compassionate care.

We have worked with the Care Quality Commission since February 2016 to ensure that all our services have been inspected under the new and in-depth inspection regime.
Aaron Flaherty, Head of Clinical Services said – “In light of recent events with Marie Stopes, We have increased our capacity to meet the demands of the service. NUPAS are working with NHS England and other providers to ensure that levels of disruption are kept to a minimum. Women should be assured that they will be able to access our safe service quickly and without any barriers”.

 

Our confidential helpline can answer any questions or concerns for women affected by this from within and outside the UK.

For an appointment at any of our national clinics please ring 0333 004 6666 or visit www.nupas.co.uk

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New Clinic Opens In Bury

The latest NUPAS  clinic opened it’s doors in Bury, Lancashire in September at the Moorgate Primary Care Centre

We will be offering a whole range of sexual health services and advice including: