Abortion

Abortion is a common and safe procedure used to end a pregnancy. The earlier in pregnancy you make your decision and speak to a doctor about it, the easier it is to get an abortion.

In Ireland you can have an abortion for any pregnancy that is less than 12 weeks.

  • If you have been pregnant for less than 9 weeks, the IFPA can provide you with an early medical abortion. This is sometimes called the abortion pill. You will need to have two appointments with a three day wait in between them.
  • If you are between 9 and 12 weeks pregnant you can have your first appointment at an IFPA clinic, then we can refer you to have a medical or surgical abortion in a hospital.

If you are over 12 weeks pregnant, you can only get an abortion if there is a risk of serious harm to your health or if you have a diagnosis of a fatal foetal anomaly. If you are over 12 weeks pregnant but want an abortion for different reasons, you may need to travel abroad for abortion care. Depending on your situation, we may be able to refer you to a hospital in Ireland or give you information and support you if you need to travel.

Cost

Abortion care is free for women living in the Republic of Ireland.

Getting an abortion at the IFPA

All of our appointments for abortion care are currently filled. We will make an appointment on this page when the appointment line is reopened.

To get the number of another provider in your area, call the HSE MyOptions helpline on 1800 828 010.

To make an appointment with one of our pregnancy counsellors, please call 1850 49 50 51.

We support any decision that you make about a pregnancy, and we are here to listen and help you carry out your decision whether that is parenting, abortion or adoption. Our free counselling service provides information, emotional support, and social work support for women and girls going through a pregnancy, as well as their families and partners.

We provide early medical abortion up to 9 weeks of pregnancy. We can refer you to another service if you are over 9 weeks pregnant. Abortion care is free for women living in the Republic of Ireland.