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Pro-women, pro-baby, pro-choice. #BlackProtest

Monday, October 03, 2016


I know this is not sweet and peachy topic to digest with your morning coffee but as a wave of conservatism is taking over the world (or how I like to call it fear and prejudice) as a response to fear of terorism and waves of refugees sweeping in, I think it's so important that WE, WOMEN try to LISTEN, UNDERSTAND, EMPATHIZE, VOICE our opinion and ACT on this important topic - women's reproductive rights.

Yes, I know, who would think this would even be a question in 21ct Europe right?


"Women are not an interest group. They are mothers, and daughters, and sisters, and wives. They are half of this country and they are perfectly capable of making their own healthy decisions." 
Barack Obama


POLISH BLACK PROTEST STRIKE 


Today on October 3rd Polish women prepared a massive warning strike under the slogan "Black Monday" against legislation strengthening the national ban on abortion.

The women who took part in this strike refused to go to work, schools, universities and left their housework at home, they marched through the streets wearing black as a sign of mourning for their reproductive rights.

This strike is just a continuation of the “Black Protest", a massive reaction to the government's latest plan to further radicalize the anti-abortion law by including things like a five-year prison terms for both women abortion patients, including rape victims and doctors (3 years prison term). It goes as far as recommending an investigations and/or prison for women who had miscarriages.

"Even by conservative estimates there are far more illegal abortions than legal ones in Poland - between 10,000 and 150,000, compared to about 1,000 or 2,000 legal terminations." - source BBC

If this law goes through it will make Poland's abortion laws as restrictive as those in two other countries in Europe: Malta and the Vatican.

WOMEN'S BODY AS POLITICAL BATTLEGROUND



I really don't remember a time in history when all the 'smart' men in suits got together and said hmmm...we really think men are not allowed to masturbate, imagine how many potential babies they just flushed down the toilet???? Right?

No matter if you are pro-choice or rather would prefer laws to regulate what women should do once she gets pregnant and what her purpose on earth really is, you must admit that this debate in it's core is truly a religious debate and a religion should really have no common ground with female reproductive health.

Last time religion and politics mixed, they were burning people were burned at the stake, so let's not do that shall we?

"Just because I am pro-choice it doesn't mean I am pro-abortion. It means I understand that your choice is none of my business and I will always fight for your right to choose."

Here is a thought!

Why don't we just act like decent human beings for a change?

If you believe abortion is a sin and it's wrong - just don't have one.

Instead of investing into lobbying for reducing female reproductive rights for future generations, why wouldn't we redirect the funds and energy into make sexual education and protection widely available to young people through schools and universities health centers to avoid women having to to make a hard choice like having an abortion?

HOW TO SHOW SOLIDARITY


If you would like to show solidarity with Polish women you can do so by joining their protest online (using #blackmonday , #blackprotest, #czarnyprotest) or offline by taking part in organized protest actions in front of Polish embassy in your country.



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