POLAND – Blossoming freedom: Abortion pill flowers for the Polish Minister of Culture for International Women’s Day

Online abortion service, Women on Web, gave a flower bouquet made of abortion pills to Polish minister Joanna Scheuring-Wielgus for International Women’s Day 2024.

Women on Web is a non-profit organization that provides information and access to abortion pills by mail around the world. Women on Web has supported over 110.000 people to have a safe abortion with pills at home and receives nearly 10.000 requests from Poland every year.

“Living in a country where access to abortion is severely hindered can be a stressful and isolating experience for women and people who can get pregnant. Having pills at hand in your medicine drawer, ready to use whenever an unwanted pregnancy is discovered, is a game changer.”, says Venny Ala-Siurua, Executive Director of Women on Web. “We invite you to celebrate this year’s International Women’s Day by making yourself a gift: Instead of Carnation Flowers, get abortion pills”.

Women on Web is inviting everyone to learn about medical abortion and get abortion pills online before getting pregnant.

Women on Web is launching advance provision of abortion pills in Poland. Receiving abortion pills for future use is new, and the demand for it is increasing in restrictive settings like Poland. These abortion kits include the medicines, mifepristone and misoprostol, used to perform a safe abortion up to 12 weeks. This method is widely used and recommended by WHO.  Anyone can request abortion pills in advance via Women on Web and use them as soon as they discover an unwanted pregnancy.

Providing abortion pills for future use overcomes restrictions to abortion care and enables people to access abortion earlier in their pregnancy. Mifepristone has a shelf life of around 5 years and misoprostol 2 years.

SOURCE: Women on Web writes to Poland, 8 March 2024