Petition to Extend the Act
- the Family Planning Association has a petition on the Ten Downing Street website
calling on the Prime Minister to extend the 1967 Abortion Act to Northern Ireland.
It has asked us to circulate details of the petition as widely as possible.
It would be good if you could email this link to all your contacts and ask them to have a look at the petition at:
http://petitions.number10.gov.uk/abortionNI/ and to consider signing it and sending it on to their friends and contacts
Abortion Rights was
formed in 2003 by the merger of the two long-standing and influential
campaigns - the “National Abortion Campaign” (NAC) and the “Abortion Law
Reform Association” (ALRA). It campaigns to defend and extend women’s
rights and access to safe, legal abortion.
is the online information source of “Marie
Stopes International”(MSI). The website features an
online booking service for abortion consultations. MSI can also be
contacted via Telephone: 0845 300 80 90
centres provide free, confidential
sex advice and contraception to all young people.
Telephone: 0800 018 5023 or ring their recorded information
line on 020 7617 8000.
BPAS “British Pregnancy
Advisory Service” supports reproductive choice by
advocating and providing high-quality,
affordable services to prevent or end unwanted pregnancy with
contraception or by abortion. Telephone: 08457 304030
(formerly The Family Planning Association) works to
improve the sexual health and reproductive rights of all people
throughout the UK.
Telephone: 0845 310 1334 for advice on contraception and
Fpa has released a
series of videos
on abortion rights in Northern Ireland and the campaign to extend the 1967 Abortion Act to Northern Ireland.
They have also released the results of a
that shows that only 20% of people in Northern Irelannd
favour the ban on abortion implied in the current NI law.
are a Dublin-based pro-choice group which has been active since January 2007.
They describe themselves as: “a Feminist organization who see reproductive freedom
as a critical element of Women’s Liberation ... and seek to ensure a woman’s
freedom to pursue ALL reproductive choices”
The IFPA (Irish Family Planning Association)
is a national voluntary
organisation and registered charity which has been pioneering
reproductive health and rights in the South of Ireland since 1969.
is a weblog dealing with reproductive issues in Northern
Ireland and the Republic of Ireland from a pro-choice perspective
Voice for Choice
is a national campaign by the Pro-Choice
Alliance, a coalition of organisations calling for long overdue
reform of the 1967 Abortion Act, including its extension to the
North of Ireland
Women on Waves operates a mobile clinic on a
ship that sails to countries where abortion is illegal. This is
done at the invitation of local women’s organizations. With the
use of a ship, ultrasounds and early medical abortions can be
Women On Web is an
online medical abortion help service that supports women
around the world in getting access to a safe medical abortion
(with mifepriston and misoprostol) in order to reduce the number
of deaths due to unsafe abortions.
Choices is the campaign song, sung by Diane Greer and written by Paddy Nash. It's called "Choices".