Let’s work together to take action on safe abortion access globally!

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On International Safe Abortion Day, safe2choose invited worldwide organizations to join efforts in raising awareness about the importance of providing access to safe abortion to all women. Every year, over 56 million abortions are carried on. Most of these women are denied the right to dignity and non-judgmental care. This is why we are calling…

Abortion: Let’s bring the “must-not-be-named” of reproductive health out of the darkness

“Abortion is dangerous”, “abortion is selfish”, “abortion leads to infertility”. Haven’t we all heard these kind of statements before? But let’s hit the breaks for a second, think rationally, and take a look at what science tells us. In a world where we are constantly overloaded with information, women are continually struggling to access the…

In today’s movement toward home abortions, echoes of past cultural battles

‘The cultural atmosphere [today is] way worse than the atmosphere that the underground service worked in during the ‘68 to ‘73 period,’ says a former ‘Jane,’ who helped women obtain abortions before Roe v. Wade legalized abortion. July 5, 2017 Los Angeles—In the fall of 1970, a schoolteacher named Judith Arcana walked into a meeting…

Abortion rights: a personal experience leading to Fem

Working in the ‘not for profit sector’ in South Africa exposed me to a myriad of issues. It opened my eyes to realities that show the resilience of the human spirit and dire situations. I began to understand that everything is interlinked and that no issues need to take a back seat when all hands…

Spreading Plan C to End Pregnancy

After lunch on a Saturday in late January at her home in Los Angeles, Francine Coeytaux, 63, an abortion rights activist, retrieved a Priority Mail envelope from her office and announced to her guests, a group of young women she had recruited to her cause, the results of a recent experiment. “A couple weeks ago,…

How to have an abortion when you’re in Ireland

Please notice the information below was kindly compiled by the blog Feminist Ire on April 2017. If you’re looking for updated guidance, please contact our counselors directly at info@safe2choose.org. (A Rough Guide to Ireland – Part 1) So you’re pregnant and you don’t want to be. What next? First things first – commiserations on finding yourself…

Reproductive apps – creative solutions to the global gag rule

Global crises surrounding refugees, famine and climate change are on the rise, but so are grassroots solutions aimed at helping at-risk populations. As we discussed last week on this blog, there are already many tech solutions being implemented in Africa to help combat famine. Another hot button issue is the implementation of the Mexico City…

Pardon our dust! How Fem is growing in South Africa

It has been just over one month since Fem launched in Gauteng. Our goal has always been to provide women across South Africa with the information they need to obtain safe, legal abortion care. We started in Gauteng for a few reasons: it’s where our staff is located, it’s where many of our stakeholders are…