I created this drawing to represent the women’s strike in Poland for full reproductive rights. The women and men in Poland have been protesting since the new Polish Constitutional Tribunal decided to ban abortion on October 22nd. The new abortion ban forces women who have potential life risks and financial problems to give birth to a baby. Both women and men in these protests argue that it’s a woman’s choice whether she wants to go through the permanent changes to her body, not the government’s. Their mass protests have become global and amplify the voices of women who have had to resort to dangerous, unsafe methods of abortion.
— Tejaswi Nimmagadda
Pikulicka-Wilczewska, Agnieszka. “Poland’s Mass Protests for Abortion Rights: ‘This Is War’.” Poland News | Al Jazeera, Al Jazeera, 6 Nov. 2020, http://www.aljazeera.com/features/2020 /11/6/polands-protests-against-abortion-ban-this-is-war.