For the right to abortion throughout Europe! Call of the World March of Women


In solidarity with all European women, after the exemplary struggle of Spanish women in 2014 and Polish women in 2016, we demand that women’s rights, the right to control their own bodies, the right to abortion and to health are respected in all European countries and recognized as fundamental rights for equality in Europe.

Today, the right to abortion within Europe is within the sphere of competence of each national government
Illegal in Ireland and in Malta, extremely limited in Hungary and Poland. the right to abortion, even when it is legal, can be put into question by the conscience clause for doctors (Italy), the absence of the necessary hospital facilities (Greece, Bavaria), the cuts in staff and the closing of centres practicing abortion during hospital reorganizations (France), and, in all countries, the election of reaction, conservative and backward governments.

We reaffirm that :
– The access to abortion is a right;
– Abortion is a personal choice – my body is mine, I choose my life
– Financial resources must be allocated so that the centres carrying out abortion and family planning centres are accessible everywhere;
– Information campaigns addressed to all audiences are necessary;
– Sex education should be given to all so that both women and men can make clear and informed choices;
– Training in abortion procedures and accompaniment should be an integral part of the basic training of health professionals;
– The conscience clause for health professionals should be eliminated;
– The legal time limits for abortion should be brought into line with the most progressive in Europe and states must decriminalize abortion completely.

We call for the organization of a European mobilization around the 28th of September 2017, international day for the right to safe and legal abortion in which each country will put forward its demands in the perspective of a European harmonization of respect for women’s rights

First signatures ( :
France : Marche Mondiale des Femmes, Le Planning Familial, CADAC, ANCIC, La CLEF, Collectif Tenon, CNDF, Les effronté-es, Osez le Féminisme, Femmes Solidaires, Nuit Féministe, Regards de Femmes, Ligue du droit International des Femmes, Nous d’abord Pologne, Alliance des Femmes pour la Démocratie, Ruptures, Réseau Féministe Ruptures, Elles sans Frontières, Assemblée des Femmes, Chiennes de Garde, FEMEN, Coordination Lesbienne en France, FièrEs, Libres MarianneS, Attac Genre, Ligue Internationale des Femmes pour la Paix et la Liberté (LIFPL), Encore féministes ! Organisation Femmes Égalité, Association nationale des Etudes féministes, Emission Femmes Libres Radio Libertaire, Zeromacho, Coordination nationale des Comités de défense des hôpitaux et maternités de proximité, Ligue des droits de l’Homme,, US Solidaires, CGT, Confédération CFDT, FSU, UNEF SNPES Pjj, SUD Santé Sociaux, CGT Santé et Action sociale, Ensemble, Commission féministe EELV, PCF, MJCF, Alternative Libertaire, NPA…
Poland : Association Défense de la Démocratie en Pologne (ADDP), DOK Democracy is OK, Federacja na rzecz Kobiet i Planowania Rodziny, TAK Trójmiejska Akcja Kobieca, Stowarzyszenie Aktywne Kobiety.
Belgium : Parti des travailleurs de Belgique (PTB), Marche mondiale des Femmes Belgique/ Wereldvrouwenmars vzw, Université des femmes , Synergie Wallonie, Flora, Firefec , Comité international péruvien, Le Monde selon les femmes, Caravane féministe , Lobbying européen des Femmes, CSC
Germany : Dziewuchy Dziewuchom Berlin

For the European Secretary of the WMW