Poland: The Constitutional Court Repeals Eugenic Abortion


… the Polish Constitutional Court, meeting in plenary session, rendered a historic decision declaring that eugenic abortion is contrary to the dignity and life of the human being, the respect of which is guaranteed by the Polish Constitution

… most of which mainly target children with Down’s syndrome

… the Court stated that human life is protected at all stages of its development, as soon as conception

… life cannot be sacrificed for health

… The Constitutional Court’s decision is in line with European law, which does not contain any right to abortion

… This decision is far-reaching, as no Polish law can contradict it in the future. The Constitution would need to be revised or amended