Parliamentary question - E-005924/2020Parliamentary question

The situation of abortion rights in Poland

Question for written answer  E-005924/2020
to the Commission
Rule 138
Samira Rafaela (Renew), Karen Melchior (Renew), Susana Solís Pérez (Renew), María Soraya Rodríguez Ramos (Renew), Abir Al-Sahlani (Renew), Hilde Vautmans (Renew), Irène Tolleret (Renew), Radka Maxová (Renew), Chrysoula Zacharopoulou (Renew)

On 22 October 2020, Poland’s Constitutional Tribunal issued a ruling that would lead to an almost total ban on abortion, contradicting Poland’s human rights obligations. There is a pressing need for the Commission and Member States to address breaches of the rule of law and their impact on fundamental rights. In the case of Poland, ensuring women’s rights, including their reproductive rights, are essential to upholding EU values. Access to safe abortion care must also be addressed from a public health perspective.

Last updated: 13 November 2020
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