The barriers for having an abortion in the US and the need for more privacy


By Michell Mor Limited contraceptive and abortion access is a problem filled with stigma and judgement, whether you’re in America or any other continent. In the United States, anti-abortion groups have long been causing troubles in clinics – notably in states like Texas and Mississippi – by trying to persuade women not to opt for…

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Making it real: The challenge of implementing South African abortion laws


By Kanyisa Booi In 2017, we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the enactment of the Choice of Termination of Pregnancy (CTOP) Act, which has equipped the South African legislation with one of the most progressive abortion laws in the world. However, according to a study conducted by HEARD, from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, 50% of…

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Latin Organizations unite creativity and innovation for health and reproductive rights in Latin America


The digital gadgets such as social networks, applications and more have helped bring people to all kinds of information and helped communicate in various ways no matter the distance. However, bringing Women in Latin America closer to these technologies by talking about safe abortion and reproductive rights has been a challenge.   For this reason,…

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Our never-ending #BlackProtest


Standing up for Polish women’s rights Black Mondays are usually signs of turbulence and often unavoidable wake up calls that follow a series of thoughtless decisions.On October 3rd, 2016, such a Monday was more than necessary for Polish women to protest a Christian group’s attempt to remove their reproductive rights. It was preceded by a six month…

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Gathering the troops to improve access to safe abortion for young women in Eastern Africa


Reproductive health organizations from Eastern Africa are discussing challenges and ways to improve access to safe abortion in the region. At safe2choose, we could not miss the opportunity to working collaboratively towards connecting more and more women to accurate information and safe procedures. In order to fully achieve this, a lot has to happen behind…

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On International Safe Abortion Day, “we learned how to love ourselves”

On September 28th, 2017, many people around the world concerned with women’s rights attended events for the International Safe Abortion Day. Besides participating in a global campaign articulated by respected international and local organizations, safe2choose also decided to join a smaller discussion group in Mathare, an informal settlement of Nairobi, Kenya, to understand the daily struggles faced by local women.  The…

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Global Campaign Answers: International Safe Abortion Day 2017


In honor of the International Safe Abortion Day, we’ve invited several organizations to answer this simple question: Why must safe abortion be available to all women worldwide? Read their different responses along with special artwork created by safe2choose. Each response is shown in their respective language: Ipas México: La Revuelta, Colectiva Feminista: Porque es incondicional…

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