Poland abortion: Protests against bill imposing new limits

Poland abortion: Protests against bill imposing new limits

March 23, 2018

Thousands of people have taken to streets across Poland against plans to further tighten the abortion laws, already among Europe's strictest.

A bill in parliament seeks to ban abortions in cases of foetal abnormality - one of the few exceptions allowed under the current law.

Continued: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-43514965

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Poland’s lawmakers reject plan to ease strict abortion law

Poland’s lawmakers reject plan to ease strict abortion law
Jan 10, 2017

WARSAW, Poland — Poland’s lawmakers rejected a proposal to liberalize the country’s strict abortion law Wednesday and voted to continue work on further toughening the rules.

The opposing approaches were embodied in two separate draft laws proposed by different civic groups.

The current law outlaws abortions in all but the most exceptional cases and only up to the 12th week of pregnancy. Abortion is allowed only when a woman’s health or life is in danger, a pregnancy results from crime, or a fetus is irreparably damaged.

continued at source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/polands-lawmakers-debate-proposed-changes-to-abortion-law/2018/01/10/b4309b22-f60f-11e7-9af7-a50bc3300042_story.html?utm_term=.cd519ab97c6d

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President says abortion laws are abused in Poland

President says abortion laws are abused in Poland
Nov 7, 2017
Polish abortion laws, which allow for termination of pregnancies when foetuses are severely damaged, are being abused, Polish President Andrzej Duda has told Catholic broadcaster TV Trwam.

Duda said removing deformed and seriously ill foetuses was “eugenic abortion”, adding that “decidedly tougher legal solutions” needed to be introduced.

A group of pro-life activists in September launched a “Stop Abortions” petition to toughen anti-abortion laws so that it would be forbidden to terminate pregnancies when the foetus is deformed.

Continued at source: http://thenews.pl/1/9/Artykul/333989,President-says-abortion-laws-are-abused-in-Poland

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