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Slovakia: Joint letter: Slovak parliament must protect women’s health and rights

, Index number: EUR 72/1421/2019

More than 30 organizations call on the Slovak legislators to reject a proposal currently in parliament that aims to further restrict access to abortion rights. The draft legislation would require women seeking abortion care to undergo a mandatory ultrasound scanning, to view and obtain the ultrasound image of the embryo or the foetus, and where technically possible, to also listen to the “heartbeat of the embryo or the foetus.” If this legislation is adopted, Slovakia would be the only EU member state to impose these harmful requirements on women.

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