EU’s call for abortion as fundamental rights – a political bluff?

By Giedre Peseckyte |
Jan 28, 2022

MEPs call for abortion to be included in the Charter of Fundamental Rights is supported by the French presidency, but according to an EU law expert, this is “not going to happen” – and having an anti-abortion Parliamentary president is not the only obstacle.

On Thursday (20 January), the Parliament
plenary discussed the proposal from Spanish MEP and the president of the socialist
group Iratxe García Pérez to extend the Charter of Fundamental Rights to
include the right to abortion.