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MEPs condemn Poland’s near-total abortion ban

Lawmakers tried to put pressure on Warsaw in parliamentary debate

MEPs on Tuesday condemned Poland’s almost total ban on abortion and called on the European Union to step up its fight against what they see as more backsliding on fundamental rights in the country.

  • Maïa de La Baume
  • Politico

Last month, Poland’s top constitutional court published its reasoning on a verdict that tightened the country’s already tough abortion laws.

The verdict means abortions will be permitted only in cases of rape, incest and when a mother’s life is endangered. The initial court ruling, issued in October, stated that abortions for reasons of fetal…

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