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Lithuanian government is against abortion ban


Lithuania’s government decided on Monday October 14th to oppose the bill pertaining to abortion ban that is being discussed at the parliament. The position was proposed by the Ministry of Health, who referred to several international human rights standards and according to the governmental conclusions, the amendments proposed by the Electoral Action of Poles in Lithuania would restrict a women’s right to private life. Those amendments aimed for a law within which an abortion could be performed only if it posed a threat to the life or health of the woman or it was the result of criminal act. In such cases, an abortion would be performed by week 12 only.

The date of the final vote in the Seimas is yet unknown.

Source: Lithuania Tribune

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