A principal demand of the marchers was a call for El Salvador’s Legislative Assembly to ease the country’s total ban on abortion. While the feminist struggle for full reproductive rights is nothing new in El Salvador, organising efforts over the past few years have gained momentum, found new openings, and are pushing forward the fight for women’s health, safety, and bodily autonomy.
“The Polish Minister of Health recently announced the plan to restrict access to emergency contraception which became freely available in pharmacies as a result of a European Commission ruling last year. The planned restrictions would greatly impede the lives of women and girls and contribute to the sales of this product from unsafe sources and also cause a rise in the number of unplanned pregnancies and abortions.”
1) Demonstration in front of Polish Parliament, Warsaw, 9 April, 2pm Called by a new non-governmental coalition “Odzyskać Wybór” (Reclaiming Choice), launched a few days ago with the Federation for Women and Family Planning and many other women’s organizations as core initiators. See Facebook for details in Polish (English below) INTERNATIONAL SOLIDARITY ACTION: Send a photo by 8 April of yourself with a coat hanger and holding a sign saying “Solidarity with Polish women” – … Continued