As the title says, September 28th is International Safe Abortion Day. I wish I heard about events like these more in advance.
For this year’s International Safe Abortion Day, we call upon all countries to: remove all laws and policies restricting the right to safe abortion on request; facilitate access to safe abortion and post-abortion care for everyone who needs them; ensure that post-abortion care is available on an emergency basis at community level, provided by midwives trained in MVA and/or with pills; move abortions out of hospitals except for very late and complicated cases; allow outpatient medical abortion in the second trimester, with social distancing in the clinic and without requiring operating theatre conditions; approve medical abortion pills (mifepristone and misoprostol) on national Essential Medicines Lists; decriminalise abortion to the extent possible − raising or omitting the upper time limit, removing barriers and third party approval, aiming to make abortion a woman’s right to choose.We urge everyone to develop vigorous advocacy campaigns to demonstrate to governments and health professionals the safety, efficacy and acceptability of de-medicalised approaches to safe abortion as part of universal health coverage.
From the World Health Organization’s twitter page:
— World Health Organization (WHO) (@WHO) September 28, 2021
From the She Decides twitter page:
#InternationalSafeAbortionDay may be over but for Sexual Freedom activists like Thabiso, demanding the right to safe abortion doesn't stop ✋
— SheDecides (@SheDecidesGFI) September 29, 2021
From the Amnesty Ireland twitter page:
"The Yes vote felt like a justification that what had happened to us, that we had to travel to be able to get health care, was wrong, and that the people had recognized that it was wrong" – @TFMRIREhttps://t.co/3s6FtWctt1
— Amnesty Ireland (@AmnestyIreland) September 29, 2021