You may not know...
BPAS launched in 1968 in Brimingham, 18 months after the Abortion Act in 1967 which was the historic law that legalised abortion by licensed doctors.
They provide around one third of abortions in the UK. The Charity assist 96% of women with receiving fully funded care through the NHS, taking care of almost 80,000 women a year.
The Charity gained attention from the media in 2011 after a High Court ruling where they argued to have the definition of ‘treatment’ reviewed legally under the abortion act. This allowed women to legally posses a 2nd drug used in medical abortion in their own homes. BPAS bravely argued at the time that this would improve the processes of the UK system just like countries such as the USA and Sweden.
Their ‘Just Say Non’ campaign managed to half the price of emergency contraception from £30 to £13 from retailers such as Superdrug and Tesco.
What makes BPAS different
BPAS is a unique organisation as it falls under both a service provider and advocate for choice. The charity has launched a number of successful campaigns that aim to improve safe access for women to abortion and contraception services. They offer impartial support and advice at every stage of their service. The charity will continue to fight for women for as long as they need.
Important dates for your calendar
10th to 16th February - Pregnancy Awareness Week
8th March - International Women’s Day
27th April - BPAS’s Birthday
Ways to support BPAS
Join one of their pro-choice campaigns such as ‘back off’
Sign-up to the BPAS newsletter to keep up with news and to find out more about how you can help protect women’s rights and support BPAS clinics across the UK.
Donate via cheque and direct debit