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IPPF welcomes the news of President Biden’s decision to keep his promise and repeal the harmful Global Gag Rule (GGR) – also known as the Mexico City Policy.
A near-total ban on abortion has become the reality for women in Poland as the October 2020 judgement of the country’s Constitutional Tribunal was published in the journal of laws.
Polish authorities must immediately stop using excessive force and detaining and intimidating protesters, including minors.
On the Trans Day of Remembrance, IPPF remembers the transgender people whose lives have been lost globally to transphobic violence, and stands in solidarity in the fight for trans rights.
Concerns over use of excessive force against peaceful protesters in Poland, following decision of illegitimate Constitutional Tribunal which violates human rights.
Polish law enforcement and military which is being deployed today must refrain from using excessive force against peaceful protesters who have taken to the streets around the country to express their discontent with the Polish government.
On 22 October, Poland’s Constitutional Tribunal ruled that the country’s abortion law is unconstitutional, specifically striking down the possibility for women to access abortion care on the ground of severe foetal impairment.
On 22 October, Poland’s Constitutional Tribunal will rule on the constitutionality of the country’s abortion law. We are deeply concerned that this ruling will be the first threat to Polish citizens’ lives that is posed by the collapse of the rule of law in their country.
We are relieved to hear that the attempt by Slovakia’s ruling coalition to restrict Slovak women’s right to abortion has been voted down by parliament today.
Decision of Constitutional Tribunal, marred with concerns about its independence and legitimacy, may lead to human rights violations in Poland.