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On 22 October, Poland’s Constitutional Tribunal will rule on the constitutionality of the country’s abortion law. We are deeply concerned that this ruling will be the first threat to Polish citizens’ lives that is posed by the collapse of the rule of law in their country.
We are relieved to hear that the attempt by Slovakia’s ruling coalition to restrict Slovak women’s right to abortion has been voted down by parliament today.
Decision of Constitutional Tribunal, marred with concerns about its independence and legitimacy, may lead to human rights violations in Poland.
IPPF EN is very encouraged by a series of positive developments in recent days which show European decision-makers and public bodies supporting the reproductive freedom and safety of women and girls, and rejecting harmful obstacles to care.
IPPF EN is extremely pleased at Italy’s unveiling this week of new guidelines on medical abortion.
Within the fourth package of “pandemic-related measures”, the Polish President signed a new law that changed the Criminal Penal Code so that up to 8 years prison sentences would be applied to those that perform abortions.
New data reveals how opponents of sexual and reproductive health and rights around the world are attempting to use the COVID-19 pandemic as cover to try to push back against progressive reforms.
Around the world, sexual and reproductive care providers and advocates know that people still need access to contraception and other services, even in the midst of a pandemic.
CSOs are urging the European governments to do everything in their power to ensure that human rights of women and girls are upheld and that they are not left behind.
Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, bills banning abortion care in practice and endangering young people by criminalizing relationship and sexuality education are set to be voted in the Polish Sejm on 15 and 16 April 2020.