I made this design for an educational post in International Safe Abortion Day, on the 28th September.
Why this day?
This date origins in Latin America and the Caribbean, where women’s groups have been mobilizing for the last two decades to demand their governments to decriminalize abortion, to provide access to safe and affordable abortion services and to end stigma and discrimination towards women who choose to have an abortion.
The day was chosen in commemoration of the abolition of slavery in Brazil which is now remembered as the day of the “free womb” demanding for safe and legal abortion for all.
There are 67 countries where abortion is legal on request (normally with time limits).
In 37 countries is still illegal to decide on our own body.
41% of the world’s population lives in countries with highly restrictive abortion laws.
700 million people on reproductive age can’t access safe and legal abortion.
The first country to legalize abortion was the soviet union under Lenin in 1920.
But in 1933, during the Stalinist era, views on it changed and was criticized for decreasing the country’s birth rate and it was banned until 1955.
73.3 million induced abortions take place worldwide each year.
1 out of 3 abortions are carried out in the least safe or dangerous conditions.
Even in countries where abortion is legal, like in Spain, is not easy to access because some doctors in public hospitals are against it.
Personal opinions should not affect someone else’s rights, specially if we are talking about healthcare.
There are different reasons why a person decides to abort, and is only their business. No one should ask about or question this decision. It is not an easy process and the best we can do is support them unconditionally.
Not only women abort. Also trans men, intersex, non binary people & other people with wombs can get pregnant.
And not all women can get pregnant and there are different reasons why: trans women, inter, cis women with diverse bodies, menopause, etc.