“I have a limit that if a fetus cannot live without a woman’s body, it is not yet a special person,” says Kateřina Nyklová, spokesperson for the My Body, My Choice protest event. She and Katarzyn Byrtek, who helps Polish women get safe abortions, resent the arguments of anti-abortion initiatives that the right of the child is above the right of the woman who conceived it: “Once the child is born, the woman is not interested in them,” warns Byrtek.
You can watch the entire interview in the introductory video or listen to it in your favorite podcast app. What were its main themes?
0:52 – 4:10 What is the rhetoric of the Czech anti-abortion movement and what arguments does it use? Has the approach in which the Movement for Life communicates its activities changed in any way?
4:10 – 6:20 Have they ever helped women with experience with the Movement for Life, which promises help with an unexpected pregnancy on posters with a smiling blonde?
6:20 – 10:15 Should we be concerned that the Czech Republic would ever introduce a law similar to the one in Poland? How much do anti-abortion marches reflect societal demand?
10:15 a.m. – 3:57 p.m. Have they ever tried to communicate with the other party about the topic of support for unintentionally pregnant women? Why has the birth rate failed to increase in Poland in recent years? And how is it possible that we are still dealing with this topic in 2023?
19:15 – 22:25 What is the number of women who died because of the abortion ban?
22:25 – 26:40 How do Polish women proceed when they decide to terminate their pregnancy in the Czech Republic? Will we ever see in the future that women will be able to make free decisions about their bodies?
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