The Polish Abortion Struggle: Founder of Abortion Dream Team Sentenced

Alex, an anarcha-feminist member of the Szpila activism cooperative that secures lawyers for protesters, describes the tactics of the ruling Law and Justice Party in Poland – its government’s effects on immigrants, sexual minorities, and particularly on the right to abortion. An example is the case of Justyna Wydrzynska, founder of Women on the Net, which shares information on abortion, contraception, and sex education. Justyna is also a founder of the Abortion Dream Team, which offers practical services to help abortion seekers get pills and appointments. She was charged with assisting an abortion, was convicted, and now intends to appeal.

Today’s program is a Women’s International News Gathering Service (WINGS) update of “Abortion Rights and Repression in Poland”. The interviewer is Emma Hart of “Women on the Line”, a weekly program out of 3CR Radio (Naarm/Melbourne) ( WINGS is produced by Frieda Werden. Women on the Line’s theme music is by Ripley Kavara and the WINGS theme music is adapted with permission from Libana’s album A Circle Is Cast.

WINGS has been covering the global women’s movement and related issues for community radio since 1986. WINGS may be contacted at [email protected]

Share This Episode