By Alexandra Brzozowski and Raffaella Margaryan
Nov 18, 2020
Poland already had one of the strictest abortion laws in Europe, and is on the verge of tightening it even further. But a closer look at other European countries shows the trend does not go towards liberalisation either, while at EU level, the European Commission is legally unarmed.
The protest against a strict abortion ban in Poland continues and is now turning into an anti-government movement.
NOVEMBER 16, 2020
By Reuters Staff
(Reuters) - Despite it being legal in most of Europe, women face difficulties in getting access to abortion in some countries. The problem has been compounded by the coronavirus pandemic which has stretched healthcare services and closed borders.
Here are some facts on abortion rights in Europe, based on data from the Centre for Reproductive Rights and the World Health Organization: