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.

Across Europe, we are watching in horror as your parliament tries to take away your fundamental human rights. We condemn this attack on your freedom to make choices. We support your efforts to stop this terrible ban on abortion and ...
It has been truly empowering to observe the recent mass-mobilization of Polish women protesting the proposed strengthening of current abortion regulations. I have never seen such an explosion of women’s resistance in my country, and what is more, the tremendous ...
On 23 January 2017 President Trump signed an executive order reinstating the Global Gag Rule, or the Mexico City Policy. The International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) believes in the right of every individual to decide about their own health and ...
BRUSSELS, JANUARY 20: Thousands of women, men and children are set to attend the Lights for Rights March in Brussels today in solidarity with the women’s march in Washington. This unprecedented attack on women’s rights across Europe and worldwide is ...
In solidarity with those fighting for women’s rights and social justice around the world, join us to light a candle on Place de la Monnaie on January 20 at 5pm.
The messages of solidarity sent to women in Ireland and South America throughout the “Black Protest” clearly indicated that this mass mobilisation against the proposed abortion ban in Poland is not only a Polish matter. If we are truly worried ...
In June 2013, the Republic of Macedonia’s Parliament rushed through a restrictive new law on the termination of pregnancy. This month, the Constitutional Court refused an appeal by civil society organisations and human rights groups. The majority of Constitutional judges ...
The campaign from France aims to highlight that some women still have to go to drastic measures to stop unwanted pregnancies.
Polish lawmakers are pursuing a citizens’ initiative that could lead to a total ban on abortion in Poland, even in cases of rape or incest. IPPF EN stands with all Polish women and supports the call to action signed by ...
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 ...