The Center’s Comments to the Polish Parliament on a Proposal to Ban Abortion

09.19.11

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The Center for Reproductive Rights and the Polish Federation for Women and Family Planning submitted these comments to members of the Polish Parliament with respect to the bill “On the Protection of Human Life from the Moment of Conception.” The bill sought to impose an absolute ban on abortion in Poland. The comments demonstrated that the adoption of the bill would have been inconsistent with significant decisions made by European courts on abortion rights and with the vast majority of European countries’ laws. Furthermore, they showed that the adoption of the bill would have violated international and regional human rights standards and had the potential to jeopardize women’s health and lives.

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