Abortions can only be carried out in an NHS hospital or a licensed clinic, and are usually available free of charge on the NHS.
There are three main ways to get an abortion on the NHS:
1. Contact an abortion provider directly
The following organisations can tell you about eligibility and services in your area:
- The British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS)
- Marie Stopes UK
- National Unplanned Pregnancy Advisory Service (NUPAS).
2. Speak to your GP
Ask your GP for a referral to an abortion service, your GP should refer you to another doctor if he or she has any objections to abortion.
3. Visit a contraception clinic
Family planning clinics, sexual health clinics or genitourinary medicine (GUM) clinics can refer you to an abortion service.