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A Netherlands-based women's organization has commandeered drones to combat Europe's unequal abortion laws.


"We come bearing gifts of progress." (via Getty)

They can deliver pizza. They can deliver Amazon packages. And now, they can fight gender inequality. Drones will be flying into Poland this week to deliver pregnancy-terminating pills to women's groups, who will then distribute them to women in need across the country. With a few exceptions, abortion is largely forbidden in Poland. As a result, around 50,000 underground abortions take place every year nationwide in unsafe conditions.

The project is being spearheaded by Women on Waves, an Amsterdam based non-profit that provides abortion pills to women across the word. The drones will take off from Frankfurt (one of the project's co-sponsors is Cocia Basia, a German company) and land in a Polish town called Sublice. Hooray technology!

Sources: RT