Making Contact: Choice, Church and State: Poland, Ireland, the USA : Women Rising 37 by pacificanetwork published on 2019-03-20T07:40:22Z Description: Abortion and womens reproductive rights are hot button issues around the world. Women have a long way to go to obtain control over our own bodies, our family planning, our reproductive health. There are influential well-funded efforts to keep that control out of women's hands. Women Rising Radio visits with two key organizers in Europe whose work is advancing womens reproductive rights. Marta Lempart, an organizer with the Polish Womens Strike of 2016, and the annual International Womens Strike, is battling ultra right-wing forces in Poland. Ailbhe Smyth is a feminist activist and organizer in Irelands successful Together for Yes campaign, which made abortion legal there in 2018. Sara Hutchinson Ratcliffe is an advocate with Catholics for Choice in the USA and abroad; and her colleague Sarah Flores is a youth organizer with Latina Institute for Reproductive Health. All these women are on the front lines of activism for womens reproductive rights. Featuring: Marta Lempart, organizer with Polish Womens Strike and International Womens Strike; Sara Hutchinson Ratcliffe, advocate with Catholics for Choice; Sarah Flores, youth organizer with Latina Institute for Reproductive Health; and Ailbhe Smyth, key organizer of the Irish Together for Yes pro-choice campaign.