POLAND – Abortion without Borders now provide information, practical support and funding

This new initiative launched on 12 December 2019 aims to help anyone in Poland who contacts them to access a safe abortion, either in Poland or abroad. The group is the result of collaboration between activist groups in four countries. Anyone who wants information about abortion can contact Kobiety W Sieci (Poland), who have more than 13 years of experience providing pregnancy options counselling, including unbiased, factual information about abortion. Any caller who wishes to … Continued

SLOVAKIA – Sixth attempt to restrict abortion law this year fails

On 5 December 2019, the Slovak parliament rejected the draft bill on abortion that would have forced women seeking abortion to have an ultrasound scan, see images of the embryo or fetus from the scan, and listen to the heartbeat. The aim was to shame them so that they would not have an abortion after all. See our report from 20 November for background. Ten days ago, more than 30 Slovak health and rights organisations … Continued

ARMENIA – International Safe Abortion Day and Breast Cancer Awareness Month initiatives

On September 28 and during the following weeks, the Women’s Resource Center started a social media campaign for raising awareness on abortion issues and talked about the problems Armenian women face when it comes to taking care of their reproductive health. While we had encouraging comments and response from our mainly female audience, unfortunately, there were anti-abortion and anti-choice reactions as well. In October, which is the month of Breast Cancer Awareness, we also tried … Continued

SLOVAKIA – Punitive abortion regulations tabled in parliament

The Slovak Parliament has just tabled a bill whose intention is to complicate access to abortion, in the wake of a widely reported anti-abortion march in the country in late September 2019, which attracted 50,000 marchers. Amnesty International reports: “Women and girls who need an abortion will now be forced to have an ultrasound scan, see images of the embryo or fetus from the scan, and listen to the heartbeat of the fetus. If passed, this bill risks … Continued

ARMENIA – Women’s Resource Center faces legal prosecution

The Women’s Resource Center in Armenia is facing legal prosecution after months of receiving threats from Armenian nationalists and far-right movements. The organisation issued the following open letter explaining the situation: “Enough! A call to action to protect women human rights defenders and stop legal pressures against the Women’s Resource Center and the Sexual Assault Crisis Center in Armenia” We, women human rights defenders of the Women’s Resource Center and the Sexual Assault Crisis Center … Continued

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