Lead photo: the Pratigya Campaign team This blog post was written before the COVID-19 outbreak. Women’s ability to access safe and legal abortion is restricted in law or in practice in many countries around the world. As a result, tens of thousands of women die every year due to the complications arising from unsafe abortion. Access to safe abortion is not just a basic reproductive right, but also an integral part of a woman’s bodily … Continued
By Mara Clarke, Founder, Abortion Support Network This piece was written before the COVID-19 pandemic came to Europe. A second piece on the impact of the virus on Abortion Without Borders and their clients is to be published in the coming weeks. — “I always wondered why somebody didn’t do something about that. And then I realised, I am somebody.” This is an image I saw on social media some time ago. My abortion activism … Continued
Camila Ochoa Mendoza The Young Activist Network for Abortion Advocacy (YANAA) Committee Member Member of YouAct – European Youth Network on Sexual and Reproductive Rights Global Studies Master’s Student at the University of Gothenburg There’s something special about entering a space where everyone understands that you can never assume someone’s gender, sexuality or biology. A space where it is understood that trans people are not a homogenous group; that trans people can and do … Continued
by Marion Stevens Director: Sexual and Reproductive Justice Coalition, South Africa 16 July 2019 On 7 July 2019 the Weekend Argus reported that the Western Cape Provincial Minister of Health, MEC Nomafrench Mbombo, had authorised the addition of seven new facilities to provide safe, legal termination of pregnancy to women across the Western Cape. This was as a result of “calls for improved access to facilities where pregnancy can be terminated safely to curb … Continued
The abortion debate in Jamaica is as old as time but there has barely been any positive action to provide women with access to safe, legal and affordable services to terminate pregnancies. Instead, we pussyfoot with our obligations and responsibilities. We pretend abortion services aren’t needed and shouldn’t be allowed and carry on as if a handful of liberal minded Jamaicans are trying to take the country down a path of destruction.