Slovakia: Access to abortion at further risk. Joint Civil Society Letter
Together with 110 other organizations, Amnesty International expressed its deep concern regarding current threats to reproductive rights in Slovakia. At this time Parliament is debating draft legislation that if adopted would impose new barriers to accessing lawful abortion care, harm women’s health and well-being, and undermine their decision-making and privacy. It would also force doctors to act in conflict with their professional obligations to their patients. If enacted, the legislation will create dangerous chilling effects on the provision of lawful abortion care in Slovakia, and increase the harmful stigma surrounding abortion.