|Thematic area||Action projects|
|Name of the organization||Studio of Young Artists' Association|
|Postal address||1077 Budapest, Rottenbiller u. 35.|
|Project timeframe||August 20th, 2014 - December 20th, 2014|
|Amount of support||3,930 €|
Abortion tourism is an already existing phenomena, but its presence reveals the political currents of the right-to-bodily-autonomy of citizens from different states. Unlike other kinds of health tourism driven by economic reasons, abortion tourism is about politics, caused by particular modes of governance having an impact on health policy. In Hungary medical interventions and monitoring are pushed on healthy women, despite scientific evidence, and ignoring the right for informed consent. Abortion is legal, but not the abortion pill, so women often choose to become abortion tourists - if they have the necessary capital to do so.
The organization established novel encounters and pathways, where information could be transmitted via novel use of existing media, in order to bypass preconceptions. They did not aim to do political lobbying, they wanted to reach the citizens themselves via online media and public events, to share information without dictating a new set of norms.