Last Friday we organised a benefit for the Abortion Network Amsterdam, and we raised 245 euros! A big thank you for everyone who came and donated 💜🖤
It’s amazing that we raised so much money for the Abortion Network Amsterdam, but there is still a lot of work to do to help people get access to safe abortions. We got contacted by other activists that many people who have to go to an abortion clinic are being harassed and intimitaded by anti-abortion activists. This needs to stop! Humanistisch Verbond decided to create a petition against the harassment, which you can sign here!
The petition will be handed over to all municipalities that have an abortionclinic. But we will not sit still and stay silent. We think that these anti-abortion activists are crossing boundaries in a violent and disgusting way. If you know that there is an abortion clinic close to the place you live, go there and scare the anti-abortion activists away!
Doorbraak wrote an article (in Dutch) on the petition against intimidation by anti-abortion activists that is worth reading: Read it here.
Benefit Eatcafé & Concert for the Abortion Network Amsterdam!
On the 22nd of March, the feminist initiative Kattenkwaad organizes a benefit eatcafé and a concert for Abortion Network Amsterdam (ANA).
About the Abortion Network Amsterdam (ANA)
ANA exists is a group of volunteers who came together to create a network of support for women who don’t have access to safe abortion because of a number of reasons:
– they don’t have access to legal abortion in the country of origin;
– the country where they reside doesn’t provide late term abortion;
– they don’t have access to legal abortion because of their status in the country
ANA provides the women with housing and some of the basic needs, help with transportation and translation in some cases. We make sure they get all the documents needed for the abortion, help set up an appointment and choose the appropriate clinic.
19h Classical music from female composers
20h Laura Agnusdei, Electroacoustic
21h Mala Herba, Synth Witchcraft
22h Prophetiae Sibyllarum, Witch Noise and Drone
The feminist VOKU starts around 18h (suggested donation: 5 euros).
The concert start around 20h.
Address: Violenweg 2, 2597KL, The Hague
Date: 22nd of March
In 2017 the law to make the abortionpill (or overtime pill) available at the general practitioner was reversed. A couple of months later the CASA abortion clinics, that performed half of the abortions, went bankrupt. The ministry of health, welfare and sport did nothing to prevent this. And recently a research on Siriz (an abortion aid organization) has shown that they give false and discouraging advise to those that seek information about abortion. Siriz receives €1,5 million in subsidies per year. These alarming developments around abortion rights and access to abortion need to be resisted!
We believe that everyone should have the possiblity to decide what happens to their own body. Nobody should be allowed to take away this right of self-determination. The right to safe abortion has to be protected, so that no unsafe methods need to be used to undergo abortion.
Intolerance against the individual freedom of choice cannot be allowed to grow! You can show your solidarity by getting on the streets. It’s time for ‘my body, my choice!’ (baas in eigen buik) to make a comeback.
Anyone interested in the stencil, we have some available for €5 (in The Hague). All the sales will go in to feminist actions. Send us a message and help out to spread it!
You can contact us via: kattenkwaad-haf(at)riseup.net