Slovak Parliament rejects bill on restricting access to abortion following campaign by rights groups

Slovak Parliament rejects bill on restricting access to abortion following campaign by rights groups

Posted on the 05/12/19

The European Humanist Federation welcomes the rejection of the draft proposal to restrict the access to abortion by the Slovak Parliament. The proposed bill was the 6th attempt this year to limit safe and legal access to abortion in the country.

Earlier this year, the EHF took part in the international action #NebudemeTicho – #WeWontBeSilent in solidarity with women in Slovakia, together with 35 other civil society organisations. As part of this campaign, the EHF signed a letter calling on members of the Slovak National Council to reject this regressive legislative proposal. EHF’s Slovak Member Organisation ETHOS supported this action.

It is a success in the fight against attempts to restrict access and information on sexual and reproductive health and rights. Such attempts are taking place in many European countries. We need to remain vigilant.


Other latest news

Freedom on beaten path: the story of Lamine Madani, young Algerian freethinker

Far from being fair and transparent, the process of considering asylum applications in Europe fails to take into account the life-stances and situation...

“Reasonable accommodation”: the EHF urges the Council of Europe to reject drafts

The European Humanist Federation has urged the Council of Europe not to adopt a resolution that seeks to privilege claims based on religious arguments...

European Parliament asserts right not to believe, right to apostasy and not to profess any religion

The European Humanist Federation welcomes the principled defence of freedom of thought, conscience, religion or belief by the European Parliament. ...