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

Abortion by appointment

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

  • If you have been pregnant for less than 9 weeks, Limerick Family Planning 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 Limerick Family Planning Clinic, then you may be referred to have a medical or surgical abortion in a hospital.
  • If you are over 12 weeks pregnant, you can 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 over 12 weeks Pregnant but want an abortion for different reasons you may need to travel abroad for aborotion care, depending on you situation, we will give you the IFPA contact number.


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

Getting an abortion at Limerick Family Planning Clinic

You do not need to be a previous client of the Limerick Family Planning Clinic to book an appointment for abortion care at our clinic. Simply call and speak to one of our receptionists.
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 and emotional support for women and girls going through a pregnancy, as well as their families and partner.

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.