Statement of solidarity from the TUC Women’s Committee

11 Nov 2020 05:13 PM

The TUC Women’s Committee condemns the recent decision by Poland’s Constitutional Tribunal to invalidate legal grounds for abortion.

This decision, if given legal effect, will amount to the introduction of a near-total ban on abortion in Poland. We oppose this decision and subsequent action that should attempt to roll back women’s hard-won rights.

Every woman has a right to full autonomy over decisions that involve her body. It is her right to choose and to be provided with safe access to healthcare. These rights are universal and go beyond borders.

As trade unionists, we are dedicated to the advancement of human rights and gender equality. We express deep admiration for those defending women’s fundamental rights, including the right to protest.

We stand united with our sisters in Poland, one voice in support of a woman’s right to choose.