ASTRA Central and Eastern European Women’s Network for Sexual and Reproductive Rights and Health

On Wednesday January 10th the Polish Parliament rejected the pro-choice civic initiative project to liberalize the abortion law (read more here: http://bit.ly/2DhZwyv and here: http://bit.ly/2qOSoqL), but voted to support opposite proposal (read more here: http://bit.ly/2mgt73n) which aims to tighten this law even further by excluding foetal anomaly from legitimate reasons for abortion.

Polish abortion law is one of the strictest in Europe. While getting legal abortion today is almost impossible, excluding fatal foetal abnormality in reality will make it totally illegal. Approximate 90% of all abortions, if at all, are performed for this reason.

This fundamentalist project has not been voted yet, but for now directed for further work in parliamentary commissions.