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Abortion rights in EU law: recent developments

Hervey, T. ORCID: 0000-0002-8310-9022 & Banerjee, T. (2023). Abortion rights in EU law: recent developments. BioLaw Journal, 2023(S1), pp. 331-334. doi: 10.15168/2284-4503-2571


The European Parliament’s 2022 Resolution on Global Threats to Abortion Rightspromotes a wide-ranging and women-focused approach to sexual and repro-ductive health and rights, which continue to be in jeopardy globally, and have wors-ened following the US Supreme Court’s Dobbsruling. The Resolution’s most striking aspect is a call for the right to abortion to be included in the European Union’s Char-ter of Fundamental Rights. The legal effects of such an inclusion would be limited, although potentially improving cross-border access to abortion. Union law remains a legally constrained space for pursuing abortion rights.

Publication Type: Article
Publisher Keywords: abortion; women’s rights; European Union
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
K Law > K Law (General)
Departments: The City Law School > Academic Programmes
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