On 7th of October 2015 the Constitutional Tribunal of the Republic of Poland, sitting as Grand Chamber, issued a verdict in a case K 12/14, regarding the freedom of conscience of a medical doctors. The constitutional review concerned statutory conditions for rising conscientious objection. It has particular importance to those physicians who refuse performance of abortion, prescription of contraceptives or IVF procedure pharmaceuticals. The Tribunal stated that a right to conscientious objection must be respected even if not expressly admitted in statutory form.
The European Centre for Law and Justice, in a statement to the Human Rights Council of the United-Nations, called for a prohibition of abortion throughout the world after 20 weeks of pregnancy.