Abortion Without Borders is an initiative that will provide information, practical support and funding to people in Poland who need abortions, in Poland or abroad. The group is comprised of activist groups in four countries. Initial contact will be via Kobiety W Sieci, who have more than 13 years of experience providing people in Poland with pregnancy options counselling, including unbiased, factual information about abortion. Any caller who wishes to obtain an abortion will be referred to Abortion Dream Team, Women Help Women, Ciocia Basia, Abortion Network Amsterdam or Abortion Support Network.
Abortion Without Borders services include information, funding, translation services, creative problem solving, accommodation in volunteer homes, and more. We are thrilled that we are able to work together, across borders, to provide this service to people who desperately need it. We are distraught and enraged that the laws in Poland and other countries in Europe, means that abortion funds need to exist.
Abortion Without Borders do not ask people how they got pregnant or why they want an abortion. Our only criteria is financial need. The only person with the right to decide to continue or end a pregnancy is the person who is pregnant. Abortion Without Borders are working with abortion providers in England, the Netherlands, Germany and elsewhere to ensure that there are enough appointments to accommodate those travelling abroad.
Travelling abroad for abortion is not a new thing – it has been happening around the world forever. As has the practice of people joining together to help those who need abortion care. Getting an abortion shouldn’t depend on where someone is born and what passport we carry.