The Europe Peace Foundation is deeply concerned by recent legislative decisions that have resulted in the banning of abortion in certain states and the proposed restrictions on gender-affirming care in others.
These policies not only undermine the rights of women and transgender individuals but also pose significant threats to comprehensive healthcare services.
We firmly believe in the fundamental human rights of individuals, including access to quality healthcare, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, or disability.
The decision to ban abortion disregards the reproductive autonomy of women and denies them the right to make choices about their own bodies and lives.
Such restrictions not only have profound consequences for the physical and mental well-being of women but also perpetuate gender inequality and hinder progress toward a more inclusive and equitable society.
Similarly, proposed legislation seeking to limit or prohibit gender-affirming care directly infringes upon the rights of transgender individuals. Gender-affirming care plays a crucial role in supporting the health and well-being of transgender people, as affirmed by medical professionals and experts in the field. Denying access to these vital healthcare services not only undermines individual autonomy but also perpetuates discrimination.
The Europe Peace Foundation stands in solidarity with women’s rights advocates, transgender communities, and organizations working to protect and uphold the rights of all individuals. We firmly reject any policies that seek to undermine access to comprehensive healthcare, including reproductive health services and gender-affirming care.
We urge lawmakers to prioritize the principles of human rights, equality, and non-discrimination in the formulation and implementation of healthcare policies. It is crucial to create an inclusive healthcare system that ensures equitable access to care for all, irrespective of gender identity, sexual orientation, or disability.
In standing for health care for all, the Europe Peace Foundation remains committed to supporting efforts that promote gender equality, reproductive rights, and the right to comprehensive healthcare services. Together, we can work toward a more just and inclusive society, where every individual’s dignity and well-being are respected and protected.