September 28th is the International Day of Action for Safe Legal Abortion! 

September 28th is the International Day of Action for Safe Legal Abortion! 

Choice: Women wear red for solidarity and choice for safe legal abortions in Ireland. 

March for Choice, tomorrow in Dublin! 

Details: http://www.facebook.com/notalwaysabetteroption

This is not political theatre and women coming to clinics are not your props.
— Ann Furedi, Chief Executive of BPAS on anti-abortion protestors at clinics, at public debate “Freedom of speech, anti-abortion protestors and women: Rights and Limits” 11th September 2012
Do you live in Ireland? March to protect women’s health and fight for human rights on September 29th in Dublin at 2 PM. 
The poster texts reads as follows:
Between 4000 & 8000 Irish women travel abroad for abortion every year, and many more avail of illegal abortion drugs and unsafe abortion. That’s a minimum of 12 women and girls every single day. They are often terrified and alone, stigmatised and judged. We believe women who make this choice deserve to do so in their own country, where it is safer, they can be cose to their families and can access pre-care, aftercare and counselling.
70,000 pregnant people die around the world every single year from illegal abortion. They leave behind 220,000 kids since 61% of people seeking abortions are already parents. 
Irish abortion exists - just not in Ireland. 

Do you live in Ireland? March to protect women’s health and fight for human rights on September 29th in Dublin at 2 PM. 

The poster texts reads as follows:

Between 4000 & 8000 Irish women travel abroad for abortion every year, and many more avail of illegal abortion drugs and unsafe abortion. That’s a minimum of 12 women and girls every single day. They are often terrified and alone, stigmatised and judged. We believe women who make this choice deserve to do so in their own country, where it is safer, they can be cose to their families and can access pre-care, aftercare and counselling.

70,000 pregnant people die around the world every single year from illegal abortion. They leave behind 220,000 kids since 61% of people seeking abortions are already parents. 

Irish abortion exists - just not in Ireland. 

plannedparenthood:

The Bill And Melinda Gates Foundation has it right. Access to contraception around the world should be no controversy.

plannedparenthood:

The Bill And Melinda Gates Foundation has it right. Access to contraception around the world should be no controversy.

Reblogged from Planned Parenthood
halftheskymovement:

After reading Half the Sky, Avery McCall joined UN Foundation’s Girl Up campaign, and in the last year alone, raised $36,000 for girls in need of education and healthcare around the world. She also has rallied nearly 90 people to participate in a walkathon and spoke at the United Nation’s Social Innovation Summit in May 2012. Oh, and she’s 14 years old. Learn more about this amazing Girl Up teen adviser

halftheskymovement:

After reading Half the Sky, Avery McCall joined UN Foundation’s Girl Up campaign, and in the last year alone, raised $36,000 for girls in need of education and healthcare around the world. She also has rallied nearly 90 people to participate in a walkathon and spoke at the United Nation’s Social Innovation Summit in May 2012. 

Oh, and she’s 14 years old. 

Learn more about this amazing Girl Up teen adviser

Reblogged from

Excellent video by Marie Stopes International on the advances made thus far in family planning in the developing world, while also highlighting that there is still a lot of work yet to be done.