The European Parliament condemned the de facto ban on abortion in Poland

The European Parliament in its resolution stated that the decision of the Constitutional Court of on abortion endangers the lives of women in this country.

This was reported by the press service of the European Parliament.

455 MEPs voted for the resolution, 145 were against and 71 abstained.

Parliament declares that the ruling of the Polish Constitutional Court of October 22 declaring abortion illegal in cases involving severe and irreversible fetal defects “endangers the health and lives of women”, since most legal abortions in the country are carried out on these grounds.

The resolution notes that the decision was made “by judges who are elected and completely dependent on politicians from the ruling coalition led by the Law and Justice Party.”

Parliament stresses that restrictive abortion laws violate human rights in accordance with the case-law of the European Court of Human Rights.

“MEPs agree that unhindered and timely access to reproductive health services and respect for women’s reproductive autonomy and decision-making is critical to protecting human rights and gender equality,” the statement said.

According to parliament, this court ruling is “another example of the political seizure of the judiciary and the systemic collapse of the rule of law” in Poland.

We will remind, on October 22, the Constitutional Court of announced the decision that abortion due to fetal defects is contrary to the Constitution, establishing a legal basis that is tantamount to an almost complete ban on termination of pregnancy in the country.

After that, protests began in Warsaw and throughout the country.

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