Thursday, December 5, 2013

Message from Abortion Support Network

Dear Supporter,

It’s been a milestone year for ASN – in September  we took our 1,000th call. And although we can’t always help everyone who calls, we’re amazed that we have been able to help so many women who needed to travel to England to access a safe and legal abortion.

Did you know that the more people who support us - the more people like you who know about us - the more women we can help?

We know that many of you already talk to close friends and family about what we do, and that some of you found out about us from a friend. Will you help us spread the word about ASN today?

“I had assumed that travelling to the UK for an abortion was a straightforward option for Irish women. Talking to a friend who was a supporter of ASN, I realised that my view was quite naive, and that the economic restrictions for certain women were as big a barrier as the law.” – ASN Supporter

It's easy to spread the word! The next time abortion comes up in the news, please consider telling a friend or family member (or two!) who we are and why you support us. You can also share our page on Facebook, or copy and paste the email below to your friends who would be interested in how we help women in Ireland every day.

Thank you very much for all your support – let’s reach even more supporters today!

With great thanks,

Mara Clarke
Director, Abortion Support Network

PS: Thank you so much for your support for ASN. Please help us spread the word about ASN today by sending the below email to three – or more! – friends who may support us too.

Hey there,

With abortion in the news so much lately, I thought you might like to know about a charity that’s important to me, Abortion Support Network (ASN).

Campaigning for legal change is vitally important, but every day women in Ireland have to pay £400-£2000 and leave their own country to access a safe, legal abortion. ASN helps women by offering practical information about travel and procedures, free accommodation for women who need to stay overnight in England, and grants for women and families who can’t afford the fees and travel on their own.

I support ASN because I don’t think it’s fair that Irish women in Ireland – including Northern Ireland – who can’t afford to travel are forced to continue pregnancies they don’t want, sometimes putting their lives and health at risk. As little as £20 can be all that stands between a woman and the abortion she needs.

If you’d like to find out more about their work and how they help, you can sign up to their newsletter by clicking this link. You can also connect with them on Facebook and Twitter.

Thank you!