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A nonprofit will fly a drone over Poland in an effort to deliver illegal abortion pills

Dutch-based nonprofit Women on Waves has announced plans to fly a drone over Slubice, Poland in order to drop abortifacients down to fellow women's rights activists. The activists will then deliver the drugs to women in need. In Poland, abortions are strictly illegal; the drone will take off from Frankfurt, Germany, where abortions are allowed. Roughly 48,000 underground abortions take place in Poland every year. From their press release:

The Abortion drone will mark the different reality for Polish women to access to safe abortion services compared to other women in Europe. In almost all European countries abortion is legal, only in Poland, Ireland, and Malta abortion is illegal and women’s rights are still violated. [Women on Waves]

The drugs supplied by Women on Waves are approved by the World Health Organization.