Abortion

IPPF works to promote safe and legal abortion services, and advocates for choice. This is based on a conscientious commitment to upholding a woman’s right to decide the outcome of her pregnancy and to eradicating the tragic consequences of unsafe abortion.

Today on International Women's Day we stand in solidarity with the thousands of women in Ireland who are striking for a repeal of the eighth amendment. We echo the United Nations human rights committee call on the Irish government to ...
IPPF EN is horrified that a young woman in Italy has died from septicaemia after her family say she was refused a termination. Valentina Milluzzo was 19 weeks pregnant with twins at the time, having undergone IVF treatment. IPPF EN ...
IPPF EN commends a new commentary from UN experts which says that the right to sexual and reproductive health is indivisible from other human rights. “Sexual and Reproductive Health is a basic human right. It is critical that this is ...
It has been more than a decade since The Family Planning Association (FPA) successfully challenged the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety in the High Court over its refusal to issue guidance to health professionals. Since then, documents ...
IPPF EN has joined a call to action to support the rights of Polish women, severely threatened by the proposition of a revised anti-abortion law. The draft proposition has been endorsed by the Prime Minister Beata Szydlo and the leader ...
IPPF EN has joined a call to action to support the rights of Polish women, severely threatened by the proposition of a revised anti-abortion law. The draft proposition has been endorsed by the Prime Minister Beata Szydlo and the leader ...
Italy is violating women’s rights to health according to a new statement by the Council of Europe. The Council’s Social Rights Committee has found that women in Italy continue to encounter ‘significant difficulty’ in accessing abortion, even though abortion has ...
IPPF EN have been featured in a series by NBC News on Europe's Abortion Fight. "ROME — Getting an abortion in Italy may be legal, but finding a doctor willing to perform one is anything but easy. Conscientious objection means ...
We would like to express our solidarity with our Spanish member Federación de Planificación Familiar Estatal (Spanish Federation of Family Planning) that have been attacked for defending women’s sexual and reproductive rights and persecuted on the basis of false accusations. ...
From providing life-saving sexual and reproductive health services to refugee women to investing in communities to change young people’s lives, our Member Associations across Europe and Central Asia worked passionately to implement ambitious commitments in the field of sexual and ...