2 weeks ago
Today (28th September) is International Safe Abortion day. In the past few days both New South Wales, Australia & Oaxaca, Mexico have decriminalised/legalised abortion.
To this day there are still plenty of countries that ban abortion in all or most cases, including (but not limited to): Poland, Chile, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Northern Ireland, and Argentina.
Let it be clear that abortion bans do NOT prevent abortions - abortion rates in these countries are virtually identical to those where abortion is legal [Guttmacher]. How can that be? Abortion can be induced with pills that can be obtained online. Underground, clandestine abortions have always existed. People can use natural remedies, such as ingesting a large amount of a particular herb, to induce their own abortion without suspicion. And, in some cases, there is a wire coat hanger involved.
Almost half of all abortions worldwide are classified as unsafe by the World Health Organisation. Every year, 22,000 women and girls will die from illegal abortions. By the end of today, 830 women and girls will have died due to pregnancy and birth complications. The same will happen tomorrow, and the day following, and so on. [WHO].
So FUCK your abortion bans.
Let's kill the abortion stigma and say it - abortion is a god damn blessing for so many of us. Not all of us want to remain pregnant for months and then give birth. Not all of us can.
And we don't have to! Thanks to abortion.
So let's keep it safe, legal, and destigmatised. And work so that next year, more progress in the region of reproductive human rights is made 💪 we are the silent majority. It's only a matter of time.
*image description- a circle with flowers around with text inside reading- "abortion is a blessing"*
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