Relevant SRHR developments in Poland
The so-called „pregnancy register” came into force on 6 July by means of the regulation of the Ministry of Health which concerns data inserted in the online medical information system. Data on pregnancy will be included in this database. Doctors only are to have access to this database. Please see FEDERA comments here.
Abortion activist’s criminal case
On 14 July 2022, the second hearing of abortion activist Justyna Wydrzyńska was adjourned by the Praga District Court in Warsaw until 14 October 2022. The case was not heard because the witness of accusation failed to appear in court. Justyna is charged with helping in abortion on the basis of Article 152.2 of the Polish Penal Code, and possession of unauthorized drugs with the aim of introducing them to the market under Article 124 of the Pharmaceutical Law. If convicted, she faces up to three years in prison. Follow Justyna’s campaign here.
FEDERA’s partner organization, Center for Reproductive Rights filed amicus with the court condemning the Polish antiabortion law and practice.
FEDERA news and projects
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FEDERA continues its SRHR support for Ukrainian refugees
- legal helpline in Ukrainian and Polish tel. +48 573 185 626 | UKRAINE@FEDERA.ORG.PL
- LEAFLET ON REPRODUCTIVE HEALTHCARE FOR WOMEN REFUGEES and information on our here
Relevant developments on the EU level for SRHR in Poland
European Parliament’s resolution of 7 July 2022 on the US Supreme Court decision to overturn abortion rights in the United States and the need to safeguard abortion rights and women’s heath in the EU
The most important is the postulate to amend the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights which in Art. 7 regarding right to private and family life is to contain additional paragraph which reads as follows: “Everyone has the right to a safe and legal abortion.” The resolution displays MPs’ concern as to the possible increase in global cash flow, including in Europe to fund anti-gender and antiabortion groups. Full resolution’s text in English here.
On 13 July European Commission published a communication on the rule of law situation in the European Union
Full text here
Poland is once again in the spotlight over the rule of law, with the European Commission saying serious concerns remain.