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Proposed Polish abortion restrictions: EPF publishes open letter to Speaker of Parliament


The European Parliamentary Forum on Population and Development (EPF) has published an open letter to the Speaker of the Polish Parliament voicing deep concerns over a draft law that would introduce a complete ban on abortion. A copy of the letter has also been sent directly to the Speaker, Hon. Marek Kuchciński.

The letter, signed by senior EPF MPs, states that: “Academic studies, UN Reports, the World Health Organisation as well as country examples have on numerous occasions proved that legal barriers to abortion services do not decrease the rate of abortion, but increase the risk of maternal mortality.”

They continue, “It is proven that the rate of abortions can only be reduced by improving the access to contraceptives, providing comprehensive information on family planning, and introducing better policies reconciling family and work.”

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