September 28 th, 2012

Vatican occupied by abortion rights activists!

 

The Vatican is decorated with a banner displaying the text “Abortion Pills, A Gift From God” and instructions how to do an abortion yourself with a medicine called misoprostol.

virtual occupation stpieters square, vatican

Visitors to the Vatican can see the banner after downloading the application Junaio from http://www.junaio.com/ on their smart phones or tablets, click on the magnifying glass in the right corner, search for “abortion”, click on the "Women on Waves "log and turn till the small yellow dot in the right upper corner falls in the highlighted beam.

When looking at Saint Peter’s Cathedral through the smartphone or tablet using the app, the big billboard hanging from the sky pops up in front of Saint Peter's Cathedral.


Not only the Vatican, but religious and governmental buildings all over the world have been virtually occupied. The action is an initiative by Women on Waves in collaboration with Women’s Global Network for Reproductive Rights.

The action is marking September 28th, the International Day of Action for the Decriminalization of Abortion.  With the action women on Waves wants to ensure that women all over the world have access to information how to do a safe abortion with a medicine called Misoprostol, which is on the World Health Organization's List of Essential Medicines.

For more information about the action, please go to www.womenonwaves.org

 

List of places where the banners can be seen:

Argentina

Casa del Gobierno, Buenos Aires 

Cathedral of La Plata, La Plata

Municipality Building of La Plata, La Plata

Congreso de la Nación, Buenos Aires

 

Bahrain

Pearl Roundabout

 

Brasil

Mirante do Vale, São Paulo

Mosteiro de São Bento, São Paulo

Teatro Municipal, São Paulo

Comissão Municipal de Direitos Humanos, Sao Paulo

Tribunal De Justiça, São Paulo

Palácio Araguaia, Palmas

Catedral Metropolitana de Juiz de Fora, Juiz de Fora

Centro Empresarial Albert Ganimi, Juiz de Fora,

Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro,

Cathedral of Brasilia, Brasilia,

 

Chile

La Moneda Palace, Santiago

Catedral Evangelica, Santiago

 

Colombia

Fiscalia General de la Nación, Bogotá

Procuraduria General de la Nación, Bogotá

Catedral Primada de Bogotá

Metropolitan Cathedral of Santiago, Santiago 

National Congress, Santiago,

 

Dominican Republic

National Palace, Port-au-Prince

 

Ecuador

Virgen de Quito, Quito,

 

Egypt

El-Tahrir Square, Cairo,

 

Honduras

Congreso Nacional de la República Tegucigalpa

Cathedral, Tegucigalpa, Honduras

 

Hungary

Matthias Church, Budapest,

 

India

Taj Mahal, Agra, India

Gateway of India, Mumbai, India

 

Indonesia

The National Monument, Jakarta,

Borobudur, Magelang,

 

Iran

The Iranian Parliament, Tehran

 

Ireland

St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin

 

Iraq

Iraqi Parliament Building, Baghdad

 

Israel

Dome of the Rock Mosque, Jerusalem

Western Wall, Jerusalem

 

Italy

St. Peter’s Basilica, Rome,

 

Japan

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building, Tokyo

 

Jordan

Raghadan Palace, Amman,

 

Kenya

Kenya Parliament Buildings, Nairobi

Supreme Court, Nairobi

Jamia Mosque, Nairobi

 

Malaysia

Petronas Twins Towers, Kuala Lumpur

 

Malta

St. John’s Co-Cathedral, Valletta,

 

Mexico

Cathedral of the Assumption of Mary of Mexico City, Mexico city

 

Morocco

Assembly of Representatives of Morocco, Rabat

 

Nicaragua

Corte Suprema de Justicia, Managua,

National Assembly of Nicaragua, Managua,

 

Nigeria

National Assembly of Nigeria, Abuja,

 

Northern Ireland

Saint Anne's Cathedral, Belfast

St. Peter’s cathedral, Belfast

St. Columb’s Cathedral, Derry

 

Palestine Authority

Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem

 

Peru

Cathedral of Lima, Plaza de Armas, Lima

 

Philippines

Catholic Bishop’s Conference of the Philippines, Manilla,

Quiapo Church, Manilla,

San Agustin Church, Manilla,

 

Poland

National Stadium, Warsaw,

The Palace of Culture and Science, Warsaw

Parliament Building, Warsaw

 

Russia

The Cathedral of Christ the Savior

 

Somalia

Fakr ad-din Mosque, Mogadishu

 

Spain

Cathedral, Barcelona

Puerta de Alcala, Madrid

Catedral, Granada

cathedral granada spain

Iglesia de Santo Domingo, Granada,

Ministerio de Justicia y Congreso de los Diputados, Madrid

 

Suriname

Presidential Palace, Paramaribo

 

Tanzania

Parliament Buildings, Dar Es Salaam,

St. Joseph Cathedral, Dar Es Salaam,

Azania Front Lutheran Church, Dar Es Salaam

 

Thailand

Temple of the Emerald Buddha, Bangkok

 

Tunisia

Assemblee Nationale,

 

Turkey

Hagia Sophia, Istanbul

virtual abortion banner hagia sophia

Sultan Ahmed Mosque (Blue Mosque), Istanbul,

Grand National Assembly of Turkey, ankara

 

United Arab Emirates

Burj Khalifa, Dubai

 

United Kingdom

London Bridge, London

 

Unites States

Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco,

The White House, Washington

Statue of liberty, New York