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Today is International Safe Abortion Day

By Lori Perkins

Image taken from Twitter Account @NLinKenya

Since 1990, September 28th has been the annual international day of action in support of the right to safe abortion.

The day was first celebrated as a day of action for decriminalization of abortion in Latin America and the Caribbean in 1990 by the Campaña 28 Septiembre. In 2011, the Women's Global Network for Reproductive Rights (WGNRR) declared 28 September as an international day. The date was chosen to commemorate the passing of the Law of Free Birth by the Brazilian parliament on September 28, 1871. This law was a key legal reform intended to provide freedom for the children of enslaved people in Brazil at the time.

In the past decade, hundreds of activities in dozens of countries across all global regions have marked this day with informational events where national and world leaders make statements to support their commitment to abortion and women’s reproductive self-choice.

The World Health Organization (WHO) said today, “Safe abortion care is essential to protect the health and safeguard the human rights of women and girls everywhere.”

This is a link to what you can do,


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