Top WorldPoland: Parliament rejects relaxation of abortion law

Poland: Parliament rejects relaxation of abortion law

-

The initiative of citizens to relax the law prohibiting abortion was rejected by the Polish Parliament.

The members of Poland today rejected a proposal from the initiative of the citizens to relax the law prohibiting abortion, one of the most conservative in Europe.

The lower house, in which the ruling Conservative has a majority, vote against the proposal to allow voluntary abortion until the twelfth week of pregnancy.

A total of 265 deputies voted against the relaxation of the law, 175 in favor, while there were four abstentions.

Women’s rights activist Marta Lebard filed the bill, which garnered more than 200,000 signatures, stressing that it would be in line with Polish law. “Using standards across Europe and the world”.

The law banning abortion in Poland became more stringent in 2020, when the Constitutional Council sided with the government and ruled that abortion is “unconstitutional” even in cases of severe fetal deformity.

Abortion is currently prohibited in Poland except for rape and incest, as well as if the life or health of the mother is in danger.

The Polish government has justified its decision to tighten the legal framework, saying it wants to prevent “Eugenic abortions”, ignoring reactions from women’s rights organizations.

Even before the law was tightened, less than 2,000 legal abortions were performed each year in Poland. However, an estimated 200,000 Polish women are forced to perform “illegal” abortions each year, often fleeing abroad.

source: news 24 7

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest news

Japan backs Ukraine, Moldova EU candidate status

The Government of Japan supports the decision of the EU leaders to grant candidate status for membership in the...

The death toll from a plane crash near Ryazan has risen

An IL-76 military transport plane crashed in the Ryazan region. Three people died in the accident and six...

The DPR said the republic had moved 90% into Russian law

Deputies of the People's Council brought 90% of the legal framework of the Donetsk People's Republic into Russian. ...

Macron’s romp

While the landslide victory of Juanma Moreno in Andalusia returns the Partido Popular to its status as a center-right...

Ukrainian MPs have decided to go to South Korea for humanitarian aid

Seoul is waiting for the official visit of the Ukrainian parliamentary delegation, Yonhap reports. According to the agency,...

Four months of Russian invasion: “It is freedom or death for us”

A funeral procession leaves the church of the military garrison of St. Peter and St. Paul in Lviv to...

Must read

The Vatican was the first in Europe to pay Russia for gas in rubles

The state bought the national currency from the Central...

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you