3 weeks ago
As part of their incredible women list featuring letters to remarkable changemakers, it was a great honour to be asked by @portermagazine
to pay the deepest respect to the legacy of dr savita halappanavar, whose death powered the determination of activists to change irish abortion laws & fight for reproductive justice all over the world.
the planned new legislation has already been dubbed ‘savita’s law’ by campaigners out of respect for a woman who didn’t want to become the face of a movement, but simply wanted a procedure to save her life.
a note on her memorial in dublin read, “because you slept, many of us woke.” yet from argentina to poland, restrictive abortion laws still punish and endanger girls, women and pregnant people. free, safe, legal and local abortion care is needed across the globe. in savita’s memory, and on today’s 7th annual march for choice in dublin, i’d like to say a huge thank you to all those who continue the fight for reproductive justice. ✊🏼 #mybodymychoice #freesafelegal #arcmarch18