28 September

International Safe Abortion Day

Diverse Actions, Different Places, One Demand:
Access to Safe & Legal Abortion NOW!

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Visual Notes of the #MakeUnsafeAbortionHistory: A Global South Conversation on Safe Abortion.

How can we Make Unsafe Abortion History? Partners and allies gathered at the online #MakeUnsafeAbortionHistory: A Global South Conversation on Safe Abortion last September 24, 2021, 8:00PM – 9:30PM (GMT+8). Each speaker was able to engage a conversation on the various contexts of safe abortion rights. The regional discussions were conducted by Sai Jyothirmai (Asian-Pacific […]

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Listening to Women: Impact of COVID-19 on Abortion Services in India

Report of a multi-centric qualitative study in eight states conducted after the first phase lockdown in 2020 This research stemmed from the anecdotal experiences reported by CommonHealth members related to women’s struggle to meet their abortion service needs during the pandemic. In a world trying to cope with a pandemic with unprecedented speed of spread, […]

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Statement for International Safe Abortion Day 28 September 2021 :  To the United Nations and all national governments

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.
 

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PHM Gender Justice & Health Thematic Group statement on #Sept28: Right to Safe abortion NOW! Health for All NOW!

Right to safe abortion must be advanced and recognized universally across all the communities, regions and countries globally. Right to bodily autonomy, and integrity are non-negotiable aspects of advancing gender equality, racial equality and for creating a world free from any kind of discrimination.

We extend our wishes to the all the women and marginalized groups in Mexico for the recent victory with the decriminalization of abortion-a result of hard and long fought struggles. The recent Supreme Court ruling in Mexico revoking the anti-abortion laws, provides us with a defining moment of success in these bleak times. It inspires us to further advance the agenda of securing abortion rights within health rights, human rights frameworks.

Let us recommit ourselves to understanding that Right to safe abortion is inextricably linked to the health and lives of ALL women, girls and trans persons.

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Messages of love, kindness, and support
for people who had an abortion

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Let's change the narrative and talk about how abortion is healthcare that should be afforded to all who need it. Use the following handles and messaging throughout the month of September and on 28 September to promote the messaging of the campaign!

#InternationalSafeAbortionDay

#28SEPT

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September 28 has been a regional campaign for the decriminalization of abortion in Latin America and the Caribbean for over twenty years before being taken on by SRHR activists all over the world in 2011.
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