To terminate a pregnancy does not seem to be a woman’s personal affair anymore. According to conservative hardliners*, her belly belongs to everyone! The event takes up the current debate and looks for solutions to the complex problem of self-determination and freedom of information.
What is the situation like with abortions in Saxony and with our neighbours? What vision and demands do we have? What is the image of women and families behind this? How does this fit together with the dwindling number of midwives or insufficiently financed day care centres?
Wednesday, 29 May 2019 from 19:00 to 21:00 in the WIR AG (Martin-Luther-Str. 21, 01099 Dresden)
With Sarah Diehl (publicist et al.International Reproductive Rights of Women), Sarah Buddeberg (Equal Opportunities and Queer Policy Spokesperson of the Saxon Left Group) and a representative of e*vibes, Moderation: Susann Riske (Education Officer at the Special Office for Girls*Work and Gender Competence)
A joint event of the Bürger*innenbüro Sarah Buddeberg and the RLS Saxony
After the previous events there will be two more:
13.05., Klatschcafé Dresden, 6pm, Mobivortrag
15.05., cafém Dresden, 4pm (cafém starts at 2pm), lecture by Kirsten Achtelik about feminism, self-determination, abortion and pränatal diagnosis
Bustickets for the Demonstration will be available and both events take part at Kosmotique (Martin-Luther-Str. 13
For any further information: schweigemarsch-stoppen.de
Every year in Germany, Christian fundamentalist opposers of pregnancy terminations gather at demonstrations to go public with their worldview. These demonstrations take, for example, place in Berlin and Münster. Since 2010, there’s also a mobilisation for so-called silent marches in Annaberg-Buchholz. Those are directed against everyone’s right of self-determination – but predominantly against the self-determination of those who can get pregnant.
Until last year, the CDL (Christian-democrates for life) organised the marches. They are part of the CDU and their stated aim is to fully criminalise pregnancy terminations not only in Germany, buy around the world.
This March, the organiser of the silent march changed and now it is a group called “right to live Saxony” (Lebensrecht Sachsen) – a change that makes the event more open to those people who support the same reactionary ideas, but who don’t understand themselves as religious or are affiliated with other parties. In consequence, the march is now especially suitable for supporters of the AFD.
Racist prejudices and the fear of a decline in values are on a rise. Christian fundamentalists tie in with widespread sexist and homophobic oppinions and make the atmosphere even worse. With their events, they fuel prejudices and hate – which makes protests even more important.
We won’t let anyone tell us whether we should (not) have kids or how many kids we have to have.
We won’t let anyone tell us how our relationships should look like, how we live, love and die.
Those are our lives, our bodies, our decisions!
For emancipation and self-determination!
Raise your voice – your body, your choice!
Be loud and creative!
Turning the silent march into a disaster!
(opposite of hospital “Erzgebirgzklinikum”)