We are delighted to present a new report on SRHR and the conscientious objection. This study was commissioned by the European Parliament’s Policy Department for Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs at the request of the FEMM Committee. It aims to provide a comparative overview of the situation in the European Union, in terms of access to sexual and reproductive healthcare goods (such as medicines) and services (such as abortion and family planning), from both legal and practical perspectives. It deliver European data, but focuses specifically on six selected Member States – Italy, Sweden, Portugal, Czech Republic, Croatia and Poland. The analysis on Poland was carried out by the Federation for Women and Family Planning.
The study looks at the extent to which conscientious objection affects access to sexual and reproductive rights (SRHR). The study will contribute to formulating a clear framework for the improvement of access to sexual and reproductive healthcare goods and services in the EU.
We invite you to get acquainted with the report and to promote it among persons and organizations dealing with SRHR. We hope that recommendations and observations made by this study will be used as an advocacy tool at the national and international level.