POLAND – Photo Exhibition: “Abortion in Poland – 21st century”

Federacja na rzecz Kobiet i Planowania Rodziny | Federation for Women and Family Planning hosted a photo exhibition following a contest on the topic “Abortion in Poland – 21st century”. They announced winners of the photo contest, displayed several pictures and presented a photo album with text providing insights into the complexity of abortion issues in Poland. Here is the Facebook event. Also presented was a joint statement with others at the 42nd session of the Human … Continued

POLAND – Poland’s second March for Choice

“Abortion – safe, free, legal and, above all, actually available whenever it is needed, regardless of the reason a person has for deciding not to continue a pregnancy.” “No shame, no fear” …with such slogans around 1,000 marched in Warsaw for the second time on 28 September. The discussion about abortion has been going on for many years and nothing comes from it, but the reality is that every day many of us terminate pregnancies. … Continued

POLAND – Polish bill undermines children’s safety and right to information

The Polish parliament was to discuss a so-called “Stop Paedophilia” bill (which is not about paedophilia at all) on 16 October 2019. The bill, supported by the governing conservative Law and Justice (PiS) party, aims to criminalise sex educators, who are threatened with three or even five years in prison for teaching about sexual and reproductive health, human sexuality, healthy relationships, intimate life and prevention of violence. The authors and publishers of books or magazines … Continued

POLAND – Polish women travelling for abortions to Ukraine, Austria, Germany, Belgium, UK and Slovakia

Anna (a pseudonym), aged 39, qualified for a legal termination under Polish law, but a woman needs a doctor to write a referral: “Many won’t,” she said, “either because they signed a conscience clause that they won’t perform abortions, or don’t want any trouble. There was a real chance of going one hospital to another, passing banners with chopped up foetuses on my way, hoping someone would take pity on me. Hoping that the nurses … Continued

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