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Joint Advocacy Statement in Support of Polish Women


The Polish Parliament will today debate two bills concerning access to legal and safe abortion one aiming to implement a total ban on abortion and the other one introducing a liberalization of the current law. ASTRA, ASTRA Youth and CHOICE for Youth and Sexuality have prepared this statement to draw attention on the stand of Polish government complying with its human rights obligations towards the women of Poland.

This statement was presented to Members of the Polish Parliament on September 22nd 2016.

This Joint Statement and Call for Action for the Polish Parliament to Examine the Right to Access to Safe and Legal Abortion urges the government in Poland to dismiss the “Stop Abortion” draft bill and to takes immediate steps towards the realization of:

1. Women’s reproductive rights by ensuring the fulfillment of access to safe and legal abortion services nation-wide for all women in Poland without stigmatization, discrimination, intimidation or victimization of women requiring these services;

2. Relevant monitoring of number and conditions of illegal abortions;

3. Ensuring access to sexuality education and broad access to modern contraception in order to prevent unwanted pregnancies.

Access the statement HERE.

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