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Online Petition: Give the women of Europe the right to free abortion!

Wednesday 3 June 2009, by siawi

All around the world, women are denied their right to free, legal and safe
abortions. Even in Europe, women are deprived of the control over their own bodies and the number and spacing of children. It is the everyday reality facing women in Ireland, Poland and Malta.

Nowhere in the world should a woman be forced to use a hanger, eat washing powder or see a quacksalver to terminate an unwanted pregnancy, when safe abortion methods are available.

A cornerstone of the European Union is to work for gender equality and health. Therefore, women who lack the access to free, legal and safe abortions in the EU-countries such as Ireland, Malta and Poland, can no longer be ignored. The governments of these countries must be put under pressure.

It is time for the EU to secure the right to free, safe and legal abortions and
render it a human right.

Liberal Women of Sweden, headed by Birgitta Ohlsson, member of the Swedish Parliament (Liberal Party) is hereby initiating a petition for Europe’s women’s right to free, legal and safe abortions - Make Noise for Free Choice.

Do you want to put pressure on the European power holders? Help us collect one million signatures for the right to free abortion. Sign the petition Make Noise for Free Choice

Sincerely yours,
- Birgitta Ohlsson
- Member of Parliament (Liberal Party)
- Sweden