24-02-2021 13:45
Abortion rights and Rule of Law in Poland

ANTALL 2Q2 and with remote participation
© Violation women’s human rights

On 24 February 2021, the LIBE and FEMM Committees organised a joint hearing on "Attacks on abortion rights and breaches of the Rule of Law in Poland"

This hearing looked into the impact of measures and attacks on women's sexual and reproductive health and rights in Poland, such as the right of access to health care, the right to privacy, the right to education and the prohibition of discrimination. The hearing equally explored the link with the deteriorating rule of law situation in Poland, as highlighted in the Parliament's resolution of 26 November 2020 on the de facto ban on the right to abortion in Poland (2020/2876(RSP)).

A number of institutional actors and NGOs were invited to take part at this joint hearing.