The Idea of the conference appeared as a consequence of a civic legislative initiative aiming at elimination of few cases, in which abortion is legally allowed in Poland. The bill was supported by over 600 000 citizens, but it was rejected by politicians in course of Parliamentary procedures. Despite it’s failure, the initiative has inspired some lawyers to cooperate in order to provide support for the civic society in its engagement towards appropriate defence of the human life in its earliest phase.

The conference aims at presenting WHY? and HOW? lawyers should cooperate in order to strengthen protection of children in the prenatal phase of their life. We would like to show the issue in a comparative perspective looking for inspirations, learning about problems and achievements of lawyers world-wide.

The conference was addressed to lawyers (both academics and practitioners) who are interested in providing and strengthening legal protection of human beings in the earliest phase of their life.