A drone will deliver abortion drugs to Poland


International women’s group Women on Waves will fly “abortion drones” in Poland on Saturday.

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Drones have been used to deliver everything from vaccines to people in remote parts of Africa to products in China. But this weekend, the device will be used to make another kind of delivery, policy.

On Saturday, several international women’s rights groups plan to use the flying robots to drop abortion pills in Poland to raise awareness of the country’s rigid reproductive laws, according to a Press release of Women on Waves, which is one of the organizations involved.

The women on the waves said they will fly what the group calls an “abortion drone” from Frankfurt an der Oder, Germany, to the border town of Slubice, Poland.

Drugs that will be discontinued include mifepristone and misoprostol, both of which are approved by the World Health Organization and can be used to induce miscarriage in pregnancies up to nine weeks old.

Abortion is very restricted in Poland. Women can only obtain a legal procedure in very specific situations such as rape, incest or when the health of the mother is seriously threatened by the termination of the pregnancy.

According to the Women on Waves press release, flying the drone in Poland to deliver the drugs is legal, as it will only fly about a mile, allowing it to remain in sight of the controller, will not fly in airspace checked, weighs less than 5 kg, and is not used for commercial purposes.

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