EUROPEAN COMMISSION – Nominees for managing the ‘Democracy and Demography’ portfolio reviewed in October

European parliamentarians began closed-door confirmation hearings of candidates for the EU Commission at the end of September 2019. Incoming Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has until 1 November to assemble a team. Some of her plans have already been challenged, and two of her nominees were soon rejected. One of her nominees deserves closer scrutiny than she has received: Croatian MEP Dubravka Šuica to manage the ‘Democracy and Demography’ portfolio. Putting her in charge of this portfolio … Continued

GERMANY – Actions in over 30 cities: Take abortion out of the Criminal Code!

For the first time, people in more than 30 cities took action for International Safe Abortion Day. The Bündnis für Sexuelle Selbstbestimmung (Alliance for Sexual Self-Determination) is a coalition of voluntary groups in Germany. Activities for 28 September were organised by the Pro-Choice Coalition, Pro-Choice_DE, which consists of groups throughout Germany, that have been popping up over the past year due to current pro-choice struggles. In Köln, people gathered in front of the main station and … Continued

UK – Doctors for Choice UK

Doctors for Choice UK celebrated Safe Abortion Day 2019 on 28 September with a sticker campaign. They wanted to spread the word that abortion should be seen as a routine part of women’s reproductive healthcare. They gave out stickers to stick anywhere and everywhere, and also asked supporters to tweet pictures of their stickers with the hashtags #MyAbortionMyHealth and #AbortionIsHealthcare SOURCE: @rachelkerr

NETHERLANDS – CHOICE FOR YOUTH & SEXUALITY

Never again written by Justine Van De Beek, Netherlands Youth Ambassador for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, for Safe Abortion Day, 28 September 2019. “Never again. It’s this phrase, with an accompanying illustration of a coat hanger, that has become a recurrent visual in worldwide women’s marches. It symbolizes a dark history for many and a dark current reality for too many still.”  “Today is International Safe Abortion Day. This day originates in Latin … Continued

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