Dear Member of the Slovak Parliament,
I am writing to express my deep concern about the foreseen vote on a bill that aims to restrict access to legal and safe abortions in Slovakia. If passed, the bill will require women seeking abortion to undergo a mandatory ultrasound scanning, to view and obtain an ultrasound image of the embryo or the foetus, and where technically possible, to also listen to the “heartbeat of the embryo or the foetus".
I am very concerned that these measures will harm women’s health, well-being and obstruct their access to safe abortion.
I respectfully urge you to take all necessary steps to ensure the Slovak Parliament rejects any additions to the law that restricts women's sexual and reproductive rights in Slovakia.