Civic Platform presents „Women’s Rights Package”


On Thursday, February 18, 2021,  Civic Platform presented its position on safe motherhood – „Women’s Rights Package”.

During the press conference, PO leader Borys Budka said that the party rejected all extremes, i.e. unlimited access to abortion and its absolute ban.

Małgorzata Kidawa-Błońska, who headed the team that was to work out a party position, started with a declaration that the PO „wants as many children as possible to be born”.

Agnieszka Pomaska ​​recalled that it was PiS who destroyed the compromise. Because the 1993 law might not have been perfect, but it did provide a basic sense of security. – PiS forced Polish women to be heroic and, at the same time, for five years took away the dignity of Poles – she commented.

The „Women’s Rights Package” consists of two proposals:

The „Women’s Safety” Act:
– providing free prenatal tests
– guarantee of easy access to free contraception
– access to the „morning after” pill without a prescription
– sex education lessons in schools
– constant financial support and medical care in the event of giving birth to a disabled child
– free in vitro

„New Social Contract”:
Guaranteeing every Polish woman in an extremely difficult personal situation the right to make – after consulting a psychologist and a doctor – an individual decision on a possible termination of pregnancy up to 12 weeks in safe conditions.
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