Concerns about reproductive rights go international as MPs prepare to vote on abortion laws

More than a hundred organisations from around the world warn against new barriers to access to abortion care in Slovakia.

Anna ZáborskáAnna Záborská (Source: SITA)

International human rights organisations are calling on Slovak MPs to not limit reproductive rights in Slovakia as the parliament prepares to vote on abortion-related legislation that may be passed after repeated unsuccessful attempts in the past.

The amendments, proposed by a group of MPs around Anna Záborská, of the conservative wing of the ruling OĽaNO, have been passed into the second reading in the parliament prior to the summer break. On September 8, a different group of ruling coalition MPs surrounding Jana Cigániková of Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) are expected to present their amending proposal to the proposed amendments of Záborská.

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