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2021-01-28T18:00:02+00:00

Court confirms Poland's controversial abortion law, protests erupt

Court confirms Poland's controversial abortion law, protests erupt
Second pro-choice march for the Safe Abortion Day, Warsaw, Sep 2019 Credit: Pamelapalmaz, via Wikimedia Commons (Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 4.0)

Until recently, abortions were allowed in Poland in cases of incest or rape, a threat to the health or life of the mother, and a severe disability of the child. On Wednesday, the country’s top court ruled to tighten the anti-abortion law, banning abortions of fetuses with congenital defects. The decision was followed by anti-government protests outside the court building in Warsaw and in several other Polish cities.

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