United States: Speech on behalf of High Representative/Vice President Josep Borrell at the EP Plenary on the Texas law relating to abortion

07 Oct: United States: Speech on behalf of High Representative/Vice President Josep Borrell at the EP Plenary on the Texas law relating to abortion

(Source: EEAS)

Delivered by Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, Stella Kyriakides

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Closing statements 

Madame President, Honourable Members of the European Parliament,

Thank you for this timely discussion on the Texas Senate Bill relating to abortion. 

Ensuring the full enjoyment of sexual and reproductive health and rights means enabling women and girls to make decisions about their bodies, free from discrimination, coercion and violence. 

In relation to health services, the European Union supports the promotion, protection and fulfilment of rights to autonomy in decision-making, as well as the rights to informed consent and confidentiality. 

The Texas Senate Bill that you bring to our discussion table today, restricts …