Poland Gets Ready to Test the International Law Limits of Abortion Bans
Or so it would seem, based on this analysis from the European Center for Law and Justice, a right-leaning public interest law firm. A proposed new law in Poland appears to ban abortion under any circumstance, thus replacing the current law, which allows exemptions for the mother’s health and for cases of rape and incest. If, as the ECLJ argues, there is no international law right to an abortion, than I suppose the clean ban would seem more acceptable. But although I have not studied this question, I am not sure that a complete ban would ultimately survive review under the European Convention of Human Rights. But that’s just a gut feeling. Any actual experts out there should feel free to chime in.