Pro-choice activists announced that they will launch the first-ever abortion drone carrying packages of World Health Organization-approved abortion pills from Germany to Poland where the practice is illegal.
The drone will arrive in the Polish town of Slubice on Saturday, June 27. It will deliver WHO-approved medical abortion pills mifepristone and misoprostol, according to the Netherlands-based group Women on Waves.
"On Saturday June 27 the Abortion Drone will fly for the first time packages of abortion pills from Frankfurt an der Oder in Germany to Słubice in Poland," the group announced on its website.
"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," the women rights organization said in a press release.
Poland has strict abortion laws, which allow termination of pregnancy with a number of conditions, reported Time. The only exception is in cases of rape or incest, when a woman's life is in danger, or if there is potential damage to the fetus.
"We can't stop pointing out the lack of safe access to abortion and medical abortion pills. It's a violation of women's rights. We have to make every effort to make sure they get that access," said Dr. Rebecca Gomperts, founder of Women on Waves, according to The Independent.
At least 50,000 dangerous underground abortions take place in the highly conservative Roman Catholic country each year due to strict laws.
"There are no regulations or laws that prevent us from doing this or any that say it would be illegal. It's the first time we're doing something like this, so we don't know what the government's going to do. We're just going to see what happens," Gomperts said.