NETHERLANDS & UK – I work in an abortion clinic in Cardiff: abusive protesters outside make my job impossible

I have always been proud of my work, but these protests are becoming increasingly devastating for me, my staff and most of all our patients, writes Vivienne Rose. I have had patients who choose to change their appointment for a time outside ’40 Days’ when the protesters aren’t outside. I have had patients literally fear for their lives after being recorded by protesters because their cultural background meant they would face devastating consequences if their … Continued

NETHERLANDS – Finding help to have an abortion sometimes has too many barriers

Women on Web is a telemedical abortion service based in the Netherlands. Recent research by them shows that some women living in the Netherlands cannot access abortion services in clinics. During a 9-month period, 172 women living in the Netherlands responded to an online consultation who were seeking help to have an abortion. The responses came not only from the large cities but also from small villages.

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

YOUTUBE – Two reports of YouTube censorship: do you know of more??

On 15 January 2018, YouTube removed two videos by Women on Waves and Women on Web. Both channels contained animations with lifesaving information about safe and effective ways to have an abortion with medications. Some of the animations can be seen in the documentary Vessel. Women on Web said: “By censoring information on safe abortion, YouTube may contribute to morbidity and mortality from unsafe abortion. By removing the video channels, YouTube violates the right to … Continued

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