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Abortion Access in Europe. Call to Action

Index Number: EUR 01/5832/2022

More than 130 local and global women’s rights, human rights and sexual and reproductive health and rights organisations working in Europe, including Amnesty International, express their profound solidarity with the millions of people in the United States whose right to essential reproductive health care has been taken away by the decision of the US Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade. The organisations are deeply concerned about the devastating consequences this regressive judgment will have for the lives, health and wellbeing of people across the United States.

Across the European region, decision makers in numerous European countries have expressed their deep dismay and concern in reaction to this ruling. The organisations welcome their expressions of solidarity with all those who need reproductive health care in the United States and applaud their commitment to defend reproductive rights. The organisations urge them to take concrete steps to turn this concern into action that is designed to advance and protect access to abortion in their own countries.

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