In a judgment of October 22, 2020, the Constitutional Tribunal ruled that the statutory provision allowing eugenic abortion is inconsistent with the Constitution of the Republic of Poland. The challenged provision concerned the permissibility of terminating a pregnancy, and thus killing a conceived child, in a situation where prenatal tests or other medical reasons indicate a high probability of a severe and irreversible impairment or an incurable disease that threatens the child's life.
The ruling of the Tribunal entered into force on the day of its publication in the Journal of Laws on January 27, 2021, becoming universally binding. Thus, abortion is banned in Poland for eugenic reasons. The judgment is final. Polish law does not know the procedure that would allow for its contestation.
· The UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women has issued a statement that the right to abortion is a human right and derives from international law.
· Accordingly, this body recommends that all states parties decriminalise and legalise abortion and provide 'gender' sensitive education on 'sexual and reproductive health' and rights in this area.
· The Peruvian Congress has passed a law recognising certain rights of unborn children.
· According to the act, the conceived child is "a subject of rights with the full status of a human person". Among other things, it has the right to "develop freely in the womb".
· Until now, the rights of unborn children were not mentioned in a separate act, but in the Peruvian Constitution and civil legislation.
· A few days ago, numerous news outlets revisited the case of a seriously ill eight-month-old girl, Indi Gregory - a British citizen - against whom the Supreme Court of that country recently ruled to disconnect her life support equipment.
· The parents have not given up their fight for the child's life, and last week it was reported that the girl had been granted Italian citizenship and the prospect of continuing treatment offered by the Vatican's Bambino Gesù hospital.
- The partnership agreement between the EU and the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS) is due to be signed on 15 November.
- The adoption of the agreement could result in, among other things, the pushing of the concept of so-called reproductive and sexual rights or gender theory.