Going back in time: women’s rights at risk in Poland

Elise Maarschalkerweerd – Polish policies on contraceptives and abortion are amongst the strictest in Europe. Last month, thousands of people took to the streets of Poland to protest new government proposals to restrict access to legal abortion even further. Retrogressive laws and policies are gravely endangering women in Poland and are posing a severe threat to their health and reproductive rights. As an EU member state, […]

Women Can’t Have it (At) All: Why the Abortion Debate is More Sexist than it Seems

Maria Isabelle Wieser – With Simone Veil’s death, the world is losing an icon, a key figure in the fight to legalize abortion. Her death reminds us that women rights to access safe and legal abortions has been a milestone in history which needs to be protected. In recent years, there has been a marked trend to restrict this access by right-wing populist politicians. However, we need […]