Abortion rights and repression in Poland

Monday, 26 September 2022 - 8:30am to 9:00am
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Earlier this year the US Supreme Court overturned Roe vs Wade, the 1973 ruling which protected abortion rights across the US, unleashing a wave of repressive measures against abortion rights in conservative American states and increasing public and political focus on this area.

This week on the program, we look beyond the USA to the situation for abortion rights in Poland.

We speak with Alex from Szpila Collective, an anarcha-feminist anti-repression collective based in Warsaw, working to support activists or other people who face repression because of their political activity in Poland.

To support the work of Szpila Collective by making a donation you can also reach them at:

Szpila Facebook

Szpila Twitter

szpila (at) riseup (dot) net

Listeners should be aware that this episode contains discusison of domestic violence. If this conversation brings anything up for you, you can contact national domestic, family and sexual violence counselling service 1800 RESPECT on 1800 737 732.

Monday 8:30am to 9:00am
A national feminist current affairs program for community radio. A gender analysis of contemporary issues, as well as in-depth analysis by a range of women and gender diverse people around Australia and internationally. Distributed nationally on the Community Radio Network (CRN).


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