Eleonora Zielinska is professor of criminal law at the University of Warsaw. She has published two books on abortion (1986 and 1990, in Polish) and the articles "Abortion in Eastern Europe" in Cole and Frankowski, eds. Abortion and Protection of the Human Fetus (1987) and "Recent Trends in Abortion Legislation in Eastern Europe, with particular Reference to Poland," Criminal Law Forum 4, no. 1 (1993): 47-93, both in English. She has also written many other articles in Polish on the subjects of abortion, sterilization, and other topics related to criminal and medieval law.
Jolanta Plakwicz is a co-founder of the Polish Feminist Association. She lives and works in Warsaw.
This article has been prepared for the Council of Europe, Committee on Equality Between Men and Women (published in the Council's documents).