In preparation for the upcoming revision at the Polish parliament of two bills concerning access to legal and safe abortion, a number of youth-led and other organisations focused on Sexual and Reproductive Rights have prepared the attached statement to draw attention on the stand of Polish government complying with its human rights obligations towards the women of Poland.
This statement will be presented to Members of the Polish Parliament on September 22nd 2016, when two relevant bills will be presented, and government will decide on this regard.
As representatives of the civil society, we call for your endorsements of this Joint Statement and Call for Action for the Polish Parliament to Examine the Right to Access to Safe and Legal Abortion, in order to urge the government in Poland to dismiss the “Stop Abortion” draft bill and to takes immediate steps towards the realization of:
- Women’s reproductive rights by ensuring the fulfillment of access to safe and legal abortion services nation-wide for all women in Poland without stigmatization, discrimination, intimidation or victimization of women requiring these services;
- Relevant monitoring of number and conditions of illegal abortions;
- Ensuring access to sexuality education and broad access to modern contraception in order to prevent unwanted pregnancies.
Please send your endorsements by end of Wednesday, 21st September by filling in the form available here.