Abortion in Ireland


Supporting someone through their abortion

An early medical abortion companion guide

The IFPA’s vision for abortion care in Ireland

The IFPA believes that abortion is an intimate aspect of private life, intricately linked with human rights values and principles that protect women’s and girls’ sexual and reproductive rights. These rights include the right to life, health, privacy, non-discrimination and to be free from cruel and degrading treatment. The IFPA supports the choices of women and girls with an unintended or crisis pregnancy in all circumstances.

The IFPA advocated for many years for the legalisation of abortion in Ireland. Now that abortion care is lawful in Ireland in certain defined circumstances, our priority is to ensure that women and girls have access to quality, rights-based and women-centred services that meet the requirements of international human rights law and are in line with best international healthcare practice. We will work to ensure that no woman or girl is discriminated against or experiences stigma when accessing care; that services are of high quality and are acceptable to women and girls; and that there are no cost-related or other barriers to accessing care.

The IFPA supports the choices of women and girls with an unplanned or crisis pregnancy in all circumstances.