Informujemy, że Państwa dane osobowe są przetwarzane przez Fundację Instytut na Rzecz Kultury Prawnej Ordo Iuris z siedzibą w Warszawie przy ul. Górnośląskiej 20/6, kod pocztowy 00-484 (administrator danych) w celu informowania o realizacji działań statutowych, w tym do informowania o organizowanych akcjach społecznych. Podanie danych jest dobrowolne. Informujemy, że przysługuje Państwu prawo dostępu do treści swoich danych i możliwości ich poprawiania.
Skip to main content
Facebook Twitter Youtube

The court did not bow to pressure from pro-abortion circles. Ordo Iuris remains in the proceedings

Published: 07.02.2023

Adobe Stock

- Proceedings are pending in the Warsaw-Praga District Court against Justyna Wydrzyńska, an activist of the Abortion Dream Team, accused of aiding and abetting a drug abortion.

- The activist gave early abortion drugs to a woman who intended to have an abortion.

- The Ordo Iuris Institute is participating in the proceedings as a social organization.

- During the last hearing, the defense tried to have the Institute excluded from the trial, which the court refused to do.

Justyna Wydrzynska is accused of a crime under Article 152 § 2 of the Criminal Code, which criminalizes aiding and abetting an abortion in violation of the law, punishable by up to 3 years in prison. The prosecution also accuses the activist of violating Article 124 of the Pharmaceutical Law. Among other things, this provision prohibits the storage of medicinal products with the intent to market them without authorization. The activist pleads not guilty, arguing that she donated the abortifacients driven by emotion and compassion.

On February 6, another hearing took place. This time the witnesses appeared - the woman to whom the accused handed over the abortion pills and the caregiver who took care of her child. These were the final hearings. There is a good chance that at the next hearing the trial in the first instance will end.

A representative of Ordo Iuris was present at the hearing (as at previous ones). This is because the Institute is participating in the proceedings as a social organization. Before the substantive part of the hearing, there was an attempt to exclude the Institute from the proceedings. This was requested by Justyna Wydrzynska's defense attorneys and a witness. However, the court did not grant these requests.

In the course of the trial, the Ordo Iuris Institute provided the court with an extensive written opinion in which it demonstrated that, contrary to what abortion supporters believe, international law does not oblige Poland to allow abortion, does not establish a "right to abortion," nor is such a "right" one of human rights. Thus, Poland may enact laws providing for the punishment of, among other things, assisting in abortions in violation of the law, that is, in situations where those prerequisites in which Polish law has permitted abortion (currently: danger to the life or health of the mother, or where the pregnancy is the result of a crime) do not exist, as well as when other conditions required by the law are not met, such as that the abortion is to be performed by a doctor with certain qualifications.

The next hearing will be held on March 14 - beginning at 9:30 a.m. It is likely that closing speeches will be delivered at the hearing, and at the next date already set - March 27, also at 9:30 a.m. - a verdict may be reached.

Life protection


The Office of the President ignores the threat posed by attempts to impose a "right to abortion." Another appeal by Ordo Iuris

· The Ordo Iuris Institute has made its fourth appeal to the Office of the President of the Republic of Poland to oppose international recognition of abortion as a human right.

· Ordo Iuris points out that UN resolutions moving in this direction could become a binding international law norm for states, obliging them to expand access to abortion.

Read more
Civil liberties


Ban on prayer in front of abortion clinics a blow to basic freedoms

· Amendments to the Public Order Bill are under way in the British Parliament.

· It concerns so-called "safe access" zones around abortion clinics in the UK.

· Similar legislation is currently in effect in Northern Ireland, where areas are created within 150 meters of these facilities, where it is forbidden not only to protest against abortion, but even to pray quietly and talk about alternatives to abortion.

Read more
Life protection


In the years after the CT ruling, support for abortion fell - a comparative analysis of poll results

· The issue of abortion remains a subject of intense public debate in Poland. Over the past 30 years, numerous public opinion polls have been conducted on the subject.

· Their results show that support for eugenic abortion has declined since 1992, with an increase recorded only incidentally.

· The majority of Poles also do not support so-called abortion on demand and abortion motivated by the mother's difficult situation.

Read more