When we were struggling against the injectable contraceptive, Net-En, activists from the first world had already fought against the other injectable, Depo Provera. When we took up the battle against the abortion pill, RU 486, the battle against it had already been taken up elsewhere. The Anti-Fertility Vaccine (AFV) proved to be a different kind of campaign with women world over opening the campaign together and confronting the role of WHO in population control. From Canada to India, the voices of women against the AFVs reverberated, challenging the ‘scientific’ perspective that treated pregnancy as an illness and deployed the immune system to fight it, thereby subjecting the woman to the risk of auto immune diseases. India was a major site of the action as trials were being relentlessly conducted here. Among the many successful actions was the challenging of the research establishment by activists from all over India and the world during the International Immunological Conference held in New Delhi in 1998 during which we also published our monograph titled, Target Practice.
Report on Anti Fertility Vaccines
TARGETTING THE SCIENTIFIC COMMUNITY:
The Campaign Against Anti-Fertility Vaccines