The last months of Abortion Network Amsterdam have been very busy. We are getting more and more requests for help from women all over the world and are busy setting up appointments for abortion, finding a place to stay for the people coming, sometimes also arranging transportation and practical help. We are also providing financial help which is proving to be challenging with our organization becoming more popular. If you would like to help our cause, please consider making a donation to:
IBAN: NL06 INGB 0007 1702 49
Every donated amount makes a difference!
We are a group of volunteers who came together to create a network of support for women who don’t have access to safe abortion because of a number of reasons:
– they don’t have access to legal abortion in the country of origin (e.g. Poland and Ireland)
– the country where they reside doesn’t provide late term abortion
– they don’t have access to legal abortion because of their status in the country
Compared to other European countries where abortion is also legal, the Netherlands is of specific interest because of the late term until which an abortion is allowed. Because of this, there has been an increasing demand for support related to women having to come to The Netherlands for an abortion.
We work closely with other Abortion Support Networks like Ciocia Basia in Berlin and Abortion Support Network in London. The main concern is Polish women who are in need of a late term abortion who are directed to us though the Berlin-based support group.
We provide the women with housing and some of the basic needs, help with transportation and translation in some cases. We make sure they get all the documents needed for the abortion, help set up an appointment as well as choose the appropriate clinic in the Netherlands.