The European Parliament’s resolution on abortion is an unprecedented attempt to intervene in the internal systemic problems of the Republic of Poland and not to be enshrined in the European treaties, believes Julia Przyłębska, President of the Constitutional Court. According to Przyłębska, MEPs fall within the area of independence of the Constitutional Court, which violates the division of power into three.
The European Parliament’s resolution is an unprecedented attempt to obstruct internal issues not covered by the European treaties. Political system of the Republic of Poland. With their actions, MEPs enter the area of independence of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Poland, which violates the division of power, that is, the foundations of democracy, and finds no justification. – Judge Julia Przyłębska told PAP.
In a vote on Thursday, the European Parliament adopted a resolution on the “de facto ban on the right to abortion in Poland”. It was prepared by five political groups: the European People’s Party, the Socialists and Democrats, the Renewed Europe, the Greens and the GUE. The non-legally binding resolution was approved by 455 MEPs, 145 against and 71 abstained. In a ruling, the EP “strongly condemned” the ruling of the Constitutional Court on abortion in Poland, considering that “this ruling endangers women’s health and lives”.
The European Union does not have the power to amend the decisions of the Constitutional Court of a Member State, nor to verify the legality of judicial elections.. The usurpation of skills is an extraordinary feature. I am surprised that Members of the European Parliament are not aware of this – stressed the President of the Constitutional Court.
He stated that the judgment of the Constitutional Court was handed down by the judges elected without violating the rules of law in accordance with the law in force in Poland. There is no factual and legal justification for questioning the verdict and the status of the judges – stressed the President of the Constitutional Court.
In their resolution, lawmakers attack one of the foundations of a democratic rule of law, the independence of the judiciary.. Moreover, the Constitutional Court ruled only on the eugenic premise that justifies termination of pregnancy. The law on family planning, the protection of the human fetus and the conditions for accepting termination of pregnancy allows for termination of pregnancy if it is a threat to a woman’s life and health, and is suspected to be a consequence of pregnancy. rape, which MEPs did not notice. Therefore, allegations against the decision to deprive a woman of her right to choose when her life or health are at risk are completely unfounded. – warned the President of the Court.
He stressed that “the Constitution of the Republic of Poland provides legal protection for all life and health, and this was confirmed by the Constitutional Court in its ruling.”
The European Union is a community of values. So I remind you of all Art. Article 3 of the Treaty on European Union states that, in accordance with the principle of sincere cooperation, the Union and its Member States shall respect each other and call on all Members of the European Parliament to respect and discredit the Republic of Poland without prejudice to the legality of its constitutional organs and the Constitutional Court. said Przyłębska.