Poland : anniversary Constitutional Court Sentence

It has been a year since polish Constitutional Tribunal has provided a sentence according to which it is unconstitutional to kill an unborn child when prenatal tests or other medical indications point to a substantial likelihood of severe and irreversible fetal disability or incurable life-threatening illness. This judgment was not a jurisprudential aberration. On the…

‘I had the feeling of doing something clandestine’: aborting is legal in Spain but there are doctors who refuse to do it

Many Spanish doctors declare themselves conscientious objectors, which makes access difficult for women seeking the procedure. ZARAGOZA, Spain – Mercedes Sobreviela, a gynecologist in this city in northeastern Spain, believes that the decision to have an abortion concerns women. He says that the “right decision” for a woman is “whenever she wants.” But as a…

The Supreme Court of Mexico validates medical conscientious objection but with limits

The Mexican Supreme Court of Justice  (SCJN) recognized  recently  that conscientious objection of medical personnel is constitutional, but warned that it is not an unlimited right that allows discrimination against women and minorities. By majority of eight votes, the SCJN recognized as constitutional the right to medical conscientious objection, but clarified that it is only…

Marches for Life – Portugal 2021

Next Saturday  23rd October 2021 the March for Life in Portugal will take place  in 10 cities of Portugal, last time in 2019 there were  5 cities simultaneously following the March.  You can follow all these marches at the Portugues March for Life Facebook page The marches will be held two weeks after in a political and parliamentary context where…

Referendum: Yes wins with 77%, No at 22%

The hope of the Secretary of the Interior is to draw up as soon as possible the draft law that incorporates the referendum question. After the halfway point of the sections scrutinized, 37 out of 37. She won the Yes in the proactive referendum on the voluntary termination of pregnancy. In fact, the citizens who…