MEP condemns unjust sentencing of Polish sexual and reproductive rights activist Justyna Wydrzyńska.
Soraya Rodriguez MEP denounces the violation of the rights of women in Poland, who lack access to safe and legal abortion, and the unjust conviction of the activist for sexual and reproductive rights in Poland Justyna Wydrzyńska, for providing assistance to a Polish woman in her abortion process.
Soraya Rodriguez, a member of the Ciudadanos (CS) party, expresses her disbelief at the lack of condemnation by the Council and Commission of the European Union on the violation of women’s rights in Poland.
She highlights the case of Justyna Wydrzyńska, the first activist in Europe to face a sentence for helping a woman exercise her right to abortion, which is unbearable.
The MEP criticizes the attempt to silence, invisibilize and scare women into abandoning their reporting activity. She maintains that silence is an accomplice to violence and accuses a member state of wanting to muzzle its citizens to prevent them from denouncing the violation of their rights.
She stresses the need for a clear reaction from Parliament and states that there can be no vibrant democracy or possibility of democracy when citizens are gagged.