If a woman searches the internet in Croatia for an abortion clinic the first clinic listed on Google appears to be offering information to women, but klinikazapobacaje.com is actually part of a nationwide campaign aimed at discouraging women from terminating their pregnancies. Unlike in France, in response to a complaint about the website by the ombudsperson for gender equality, Višnja Ljubičić, the interior ministry said in early 2016 that it had found no criminal wrongdoing.
The new president of Croatia’s Constitutional Court has started a process to assess whether the law which has allowed abortion since 1978 is constitutional. Miroslav Šeparović, president of the Court since June 2016, started with a meeting that analysed documentary materials and plans to consider the opinions of medical experts, specialists in family law, international documents, the practice of European courts, and various non-governmental organisations.
In January 2016 the Constitutional Court announced the start of a review of the Croatian abortion law, which currently allows abortion until the 10th week of pregnancy. Masenjka Bacic, Balkan Fellow for Journalistic Excellence, investigates access to abortions in the country.
Women’s rights activists were attacked by anti-choice marchers and arrested by police in Croatia for protesting an anti-abortion march through Zagreb.
by Vedran Pavlic 26 December 2015 http://www.total-croatia-news.com/news/1910-croatian-constitutional-court-to-decide-on-abortion The Women’s Network of Croatia has announced that it expected that the Constitutional Court will not accept the proposal of the Croatian Movement for Life, filed 24 years ago, to institute proceedings to … Continued