Abortion without Borders

We provide information, support and funding to people in Poland who need abortions, in Poland with abortion pills or abroad.

About us

Abortion Without Borders is an initiative of six organisations in multiple countries working together to help people access abortions at home with pills or abroad in clinics. When you contact us you will speak to a helpline staffed by Kobiety W Sieci, who have been providing pregnancy options counselling and information about abortion since 2006. Your first call or email will be to Kobiety W Sieci, who will then put you in touch with Abortion Dream Team, Women Help Women, Ciocia Basia, Abortion Network Amsterdam or Abortion Support Network for further help.

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Abortion Without Borders launched on 11 December 2019. In our first full year we received 7,007 calls from 5,237 people, helped 2,199 people access safe abortion with pills inside Poland and gave more than £67,320 to 262 people who needed to travel outside of Poland for abortions. While the 22 October 2020 ruling of Poland’s ‘constitutional tribunal’ increased the need for our service, the many protests that occurred after the ruling helped promote our organisation and our ability to help people access abortions.

To financially support the work of Abortion Without Borders, you can make a donation in any amount or currency

contact us

If you are in Poland and need an abortion, contact Abortion Without Borders organisation Kobiety W Sieci.

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Coronavirus update

Abortion Without Borders is closely monitoring the rapidly changing situation. As long as borders and clinics remain open, we will help those who are able to safely travel access abortions abroad. We will also provide information on safe abortion pills for home use where appropriate. If you need an abortion, please get in touch and we will help you as much as we are able.   Coronavirus is simply YET ANOTHER obstacle faced by people living in countries with inadequate provision of abortion services.

Our services

information

information

We offer a range of information, including pregnancy options counselling, unbiased and factual information about abortion with pills in Poland or abroad in clinics, the names of reputable organisations offering safe early medical abortion pills and information on clinics in Germany, The Netherlands, England and elsewhere in Europe beyond 12 weeks in pregnancy. We can also offer assistance on how to arrange the least expensive way to arrange abortion and travel.

funding

funding

We can provide financial assistance towards the cost of your abortion and travel. We will never ask how you got pregnant or why you want an abortion. The only criteria for receiving our financial assistance is your financial need and our available funds.

translation

translation

Calls and emails to our helplines are answered by people who speak Polish, English and other languages. We also have access to telephone translation services, and can arrange for translators at clinics where the staff do not speak Polish to be available to help you when booking your appointment or on the day of your appointment. Where possible this will be an in-person translator but will sometimes be over the phone.

creative problem solving

creative problem solving

While AWB launched December 2019, collectively we have many years of experience helping people access abortions with pills or travel for abortions in clinics. We can help with information about required travel documents, directions between clinics and airports, travel options, ideas on how to travel or where you can safely take abortion pills when there is a need for secrecy. We will work with you to help you get the abortion you seek.

accommodation

accommodation

We can provide you with information about accommodation near clinics abroad, help reserve or pay for accommodation (if you have financial need) or, in some cases, provide accommodation in volunteer homes.

information

We offer a range of information, including pregnancy options counselling, unbiased and factual information about abortion with pills in Poland or abroad in clinics, the names of reputable organisations offering safe early medical abortion pills and information on clinics in Germany, The Netherlands, England and elsewhere in Europe beyond 12 weeks in pregnancy. We can also offer assistance on how to arrange the least expensive way to arrange abortion and travel.

funding

We can provide financial assistance towards the cost of your abortion and travel. We will never ask how you got pregnant or why you want an abortion. The only criteria for receiving our financial assistance is your financial need and our available funds.

translation

Calls and emails to our helplines are answered by people who speak Polish, English and other languages. We also have access to telephone translation services, and can arrange for translators at clinics where the staff do not speak Polish to be available to help you when booking your appointment or on the day of your appointment. Where possible this will be an in-person translator but will sometimes be over the phone.

creative problem solving

While AWB launched December 2019, collectively we have many years of experience helping people access abortions with pills or travel for abortions in clinics. We can help with information about required travel documents, directions between clinics and airports, travel options, ideas on how to travel or where you can safely take abortion pills when there is a need for secrecy. We will work with you to help you get the abortion you seek.

accommodation

We can provide you with information about accommodation near clinics abroad, help reserve or pay for accommodation (if you have financial need) or, in some cases, provide accommodation in volunteer homes.

Our values

We help people access abortions. We reduce stigma around abortion, whether with pills at home or at a clinic abroad.

We never ask clients how they got pregnant or why they want abortions, but trust and respect the autonomy of pregnant people. Our only criteria for funding is financial need.

We ensure that “I can’t afford an abortion” is never the only reason someone has a baby, or another baby.

We believe the only person with the right to decide to continue or end a pregnancy is the person who is pregnant.

We are openly pro abortion.

Support Us

To financially support the work of Abortion Without Borders, you can make a donation in any amount or currency

contact us

If you are in Poland and need an abortion, contact Abortion Without Borders organisation Kobiety W Sieci.

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