One year after the decision of the Polish Constitutional Court, Parliament is calling for stricter legislation on access to abortions and in light of the tragic death of a young Polish woman who paid for strict anti-abortion legislation in her own hospital in September.
Martin Hojsík (Progressive Slovakia) stated that the European Parliament said several things on Thursday regarding the situation in Poland in this area, and according to him this is an important message not only for Poland but also for Slovakia.
“What happened costs the real lives of women who could still live,” he noted the case of September this year, when a 30-year-old Polish woman died because doctors under pressure had to wait a long time before she died in her womb.
However, he praised the demand of the EU legislature that other Euroblock member states would provide this care for women from Poland who do not have access to more accessible abortion free of charge.
“This is important at a time and day when there has been a significant tightening of abortions in Slovakia. This is not only about extending decision-making time for pregnant women, but also about great legal uncertainty for doctors and de facto, not only de jure, the ban on , ” stated with reference to events in Slovakia.
Lucia Ďuriš Nicholsonová (independent) pointed out that Polish women have had to suffer violations of their rights by the government for more than a year. According to her, it is striking that despite endless protests from the institutions or the Council of Europe, the EU Law and Grand Party (PiS) continues its repressive policy on sexual and reproductive rights, although it is clear that these restrictions are productive and instead of saving lives. they take, as evidenced by this year’s September case of young mother Isabella.
“Similar inhumane laws like the Polish one have nothing to do in the 21st century. It is high time that ultra-conservative inquisitors and populists finally understood that human rights could not be restricted, not only in Poland but also in Slovakia, ” Member of Parliament.
TASR rapporteur Jaromír Novák