What is the debate about abortion

Poland: debate on the de facto abolition of the right to abortion 

MEPs are expected to condemn the restrictive law that effectively forbids abortion in Poland as an attack on fundamental rights, the rule of law and the fundamental values ​​of the EU: a woman's right to make decisions about her own pregnancy without being prosecuted, should not be considered unconstitutional in any EU country.

They are also expected to express their support and solidarity with the protesters who have taken to the streets to protest the restrictions and condemn the disproportionate use of force against the peaceful protesters.

Background information

In October 2020, the Polish Constitutional Court overturned the previous permit for the abortion of severely malformed fetuses because it considered them to be "incompatible" with the constitution Incest or when the mother's life is in danger.

Debate: Tuesday, February 9th

Procedure: Statements by the Council and the Commission, followed by a debate