Polish women are being encouraged to travel to Britain for free abortions to avoid strict laws at home.
A controversial poster campaign initiated in Poland by a pro-choice feminist group depicts a woman dressed in white lingerie with “My choice” written on her naked stomach.
The poster reads: “Plane ticket to England special offer – 300 zloty ($94); accommodation – 240 zloty ($75); abortion in a public clinic – 0 zloty; relief after procedure carried out in decent conditions – priceless.”
At the bottom of the poster – next to a logo similar to that of Mastercard – is the following text: “For everything, you pay less than an underground abortion in Poland.”
Poland has some of the strictest abortion laws in Europe and many consider Britain the abortion capital of the continent. Foreigners are technically supposed to pay for health services such as abortion but many simply skip out on the bill. The UK has lost millions.
The Polish Federation for Women and Family Planning revealed that 10,000 Polish women had abortions there in 2007.
So, what do you think? Does the issue upset you? Are Polish abortion laws too strict or are the UK’s too lax?