According to Paragraph 219a, doctors in Germany are only allowed to make known that they perform abortions. They are, however, prohibited from saying how abortions are performed. This makes a difficult situation for pregnant women even worse where access to fact-based information is hard to obtain.

We demand that doctors be able to provide sound information to women with unwanted pregnancies and let them reach their own decision.

We address an issue that doctors are prohibited from speaking about and demand an end to Paragraph 219a.

The reason: because non-specialists are allowed to publicly share information regarding abortions.
And that’s exactly what we’re doing: Together with you!

Online participation

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Download our info package and share the content in your feed or story. Ideally, you're able to motivate others to take part. Please use the following captions and hashtags:

Why can a non-medical professional like myself provide abortion information? Because I'm allowed to. Unlike many doctors who, according to Paragraph 219a, can be prosecuted if they do just that. That’s why I’m helping to give all those affected the information they otherwise would have difficulty trying to access.
@terre.des.femmes #terredesfemmes #abolish219a

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Participating as a company or association


Download our info flyers and posters for in-house printing and place them in heavily frequented areas.

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Participation as a content creator

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Would you like to make a video yourself? Then get started and personally address the issue within your community. And it doesn’t matter if you have 10 or 10,000 followers!

Important: Please stick to the following structure: Choose from one of our informative texts and speak it directly into the camera. When posting, please use the following captions and hashtags for your finished video. That way, your community and those affected know what it’s all about and, ideally, decide to participate themselves:

According to Paragraph 219a, doctors are only allowed to make public that they perform abortions. However, they’re not allowed to inform how they are carried out. But I can – even though I’m not a doctor. This way, I’m helping provide information that would otherwise be difficult for them to access. @terre.des.femmes #terredesfemmes #abolish219a

If your profile has a swipe-up function, please link the following web page in your story:

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Facts at a glance

If you are unintentionally pregnant and urgently looking for medical facts, download our PDF and get information regarding treatment and options.

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