On 8 April, the first hearing in the case against Justyna Wydrzyńska took place in Warsaw, and was further postponed until 14 July 2022.
- The International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) and Members of the European Parliament demanded the Polish government immediately withdraw all charges against Justyna.
- Witnesses (including Ania’s abusive husband) failed to show up for the trial, so it was postponed until the 14th of July.
- The judge (appointed by the Law & Justice party) denied human rights organisations, including Amnesty International, access to the trial. Instead, the judge allowed the Kremlin’s Ordo Iuris to join the prosecution – to defend the rights of the foetus and the abuser.
- Abortion Without Borders remains in full solidarity with Justyna and with all those in abusive relationships, which makes abortion access even harder. You can count on us.
- We will continue to fight this case, and to fight for all others who benefit from our support – especially now that we are helping refugee women from Ukraine.
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Read more about the case here.