Feminist powered drones drop abortion pill into Poland
Dutch pro-choice group, Women on Waves, broke barriers and dropped the abortion pill into Poland. The group used iPad operated drones to fly and drop the abortion pill into Poland, a country where abortion is illegal.
On June 27, two drones made the journey from Frankfurt an der Oder, Germany to Slubice, Poland. The German police attempted to intervene, according to a release on the Women on Waves website:
"While the drones were crossing the German/Polish border, the German Police tried to intervene but the drone pilots were able to safely land the drones at the Polish side. Two Polish women swallowed the abortion pills that were delivered to them by the drones. The German police confiscated the drone controllers and personal iPads. They threatened that there will be charges but it is totally unclear on what grounds."
In Poland, it is a crime to terminate a pregnancy, with three exceptions: cases of fetal abnormality, risk to the health and life of the mother, and rape or incest. According to Women on Waves, the official number of recorded abortions is 744 annually, but in reality, over 240,000 abortions are performed under the radar is this eastern European country every year.
Women on Waves and other reproductive rights groups will continue to provide safe medical abortion options for women living in countries where abortions are illegal.
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