Women’s rights in Poland under threat! - petition of Amnesty International reg. planned changes in abortion law

The Polish Parliament is about to consider a bill to amend the 1993 Law on Family Planning (abortion law) with the view of ban severe or fatal foetus impairment from the permitted grounds for termination of pregnancies. If passed this proposal would impose further limitations to the already restricted access to safe and legal abortion in Poland.

If passed into law, this proposal will violate women’s and girls’ human rights including their right to life, health and to be free from torture and other cruel, inhuman or and degrading treatment.

Full text of the petition on the Amnesty International website and below.