Get Help from Abortion Support Network
Arranging a trip to an abortion clinic abroad can be quite complex, especially during the current pandemic. If you want guidance and advice on how to book, you can get help from Abortion Support Network (ASN). ASN is a UK-based charity that assists women in Malta who need to travel for an abortion abroad. They can help you find appropriate clinics, book flights and accommodation, and can even help pay for part of your abortion costs if you cannot afford it.
Contact ASN by calling 27780991 or 20341685. If they do not answer the phone, leave them an answer phone message and they will call you back. You can also send them an email on firstname.lastname@example.org. ASN have one volunteer who speaks Maltese, and other volunteers speak English.
ASN will assess your financial needs and provide confidential, non-judgmental information and advice on the least expensive method of abortion and travel. If a grant is awarded, ASN pays the clinic directly, reducing the amount you pay. If you require an overnight stay, ASN will arrange for you to stay in the home of a volunteer (England and Netherlands only) or provide information on inexpensive accommodation. Hosts provide a place to stay, meals while you are with them, and in some cases can bring you to and pick you up from the clinic.
If you prefer to have an abortion with pills at home, ASN can still help you by providing information on reputable abortion pill providers. However, you may wish to contact the abortion pill providers Women on Web or Women Help Women directly to avoid delay.
Pro-Choice Organisations in Malta
The following are pro-choice organisations and services in Malta:
Family Planning Advisory Service (FPAS): FPAS is a service by Maltese pro-choice volunteers that provides information to people in Malta on reproductive health and services. They can provide you with confidential information and advice on abortion, contraception, and anything else related to reproductive health. You can call them on 27780037 or chat with them at www.fpas.mt.
Allied Health Care for Choice
Young Progressive Beings
Avoid the Anti-Choice
In Malta there is a strong presence of anti-abortion groups, and some of them even receive government funding for their operations. They are known to deceive women by pretending to offer abortion information to stop them from having abortions. Their tactics include giving out false information and harassing women who are going to have abortions. They may even report you to the police.
LifeNetwork Foundation Malta is an organisation affiliated with the anti-LGBT and anti-women’s rights group Agenda Europe. They are against abortion and contraception in all forms. Through their “pregnancy crisis service” Life Line Malta they give out misinformation such as stating that the morning after pill causes abortion, that Mifepristone can be “reversed” (this is not the case), or that women regret their abortions (when in fact studies show that over 95% of women do not regret their abortion and believe they have made the right choice). LifeNetwork also operates a “shelter” called Dar Tgħanniqa t’Omm.
If you are seeking an abortion, you should stay away from these groups and any services they offer.