POLAND – Group Abortion Speak Out: An Abortion Manifesto

We want everyone to see us – we are here, we are real and abortion is one of our experiences.

This Manifesto is a result of work of all people who responded to our call on social media.

Abortion is happening.

Our great-grandmothers, grandmothers and mothers had abortions. We have them too.

For various reasons. We don’t want to explain them.

We terminate pregnancies because it’s our lives, our bodies and wombs, and above all – our future.

We have the right to do so.

Our stories are completely different from those we hear from politicians.

We’re tired of being invisible.

There are many differences between us – place of residence, education, gender identity, sexual orientation, faith, number of children, health condition, work, political views. Abortion is what we have in common.

With this manifesto, we want to encourage all those who, like us, are ignored, silenced or even humiliated.

We have abortions.

We are not ashamed.

We know that there are millions of us.

Agnieszka Jasińska, Agnieszka L Inga M, Marta, Agata Adamczuk, Angelika, Sebastian Ł, Agata Witkowska, Sylwia Bartula, Ela Ł, Kasia, Pussyhat, Aleksandra Pat, Kinga Hajdacka, Monika G, An Urbanek, Kasia Staszewa, Anna Axer Fijałkowska, Katarzyna Hołdys, Natalia Broniarczyk, Zuzia K, Karolina, Magda J, Gabi, Zuzanna Pająk, Maria Moroch, Julia, Lilianna Lipska, Katarzyna Drohojewska, Agnieszka A, Be, Kasia S, Iwona S, Natalia Griffin, Justyna Wydrzyńska, Magda Oljejor, Karo Gierszewska, Ewelina Ś, Maria J, Sylwia P, Katarzyna Mrozińska, Kasia Makowska, Magdalenka Kraw, Natalia Wyroda, Ola, Magdalena Drzazga, Gustowscy, Gosia M, Gabriela RVS, Monika Ch (Impera), Agnieszka B, Dominika J, Iza, Maja B, Martyna, Miriam, Sylwia Prachtl Wiśnia, Laura Krause, Kate (KS), Aneta B, Beata Kołodziejczyk

Collage, by Anna Żak ; Embroidery, by Karolina Więckiewicz (@abortion_embroidery)