On June 24, 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, discarding the 1973 landmark decision that recognized abortion as a constitutional right– a decision with devastating consequences. The result gave politicians across the country further power to regulate our bodies, our lives and our futures.
In response to this decision, the Bans Off Our Bodies movement emerged and began organizing protests in the United States and across the globe. Through demonstrations and public campaigns, we show collective resistance to the lack of reproductive justice in the United States and worldwide as well as advocate for expanded access to legal, safe and accessible abortion everywhere.
US midterms are around the corner and we want to show, no matter who has the political power: WE WILL NEVER GIVE UP THE FIGHT FOR OUR RIGHTS. As a community, we will restore and reclaim the freedom that is ours, with or without the support of politicians and the Supreme Court.
There is a lot of work to be done here in the EU and Germany too. Both Malta and Poland ban their citizens from abortion. As for Germany, abortion remains technically illegal here, albeit unpunished, if certain conditions are met, until §218 is not abolished. The recent long-overdue repeal of §219a shows us that abortion is still a taboo in this country, even in the medical field.
We will see you at our next demonstration this Sunday at 2pm on the Pariser Platz in Berlin!!!