A Polish woman is on trial for helping someone get an abortion. Here’s why it matters

Justyna Wydrzyńska faces up to three years in prison for trying to help a woman end her pregnancy. She says she's a cautionary tale for people in the United States.

April 15, 2022
By Danielle Campoamor

A woman in Poland is on trial for helping another woman access abortion care — and experts say her experience could foreshadow what could become more common in the United States as more states criminalize abortion.

Justyna Wydrzyńska, 47, faces up to three years in prison for giving another woman abortion pills — oral medications that stop and help the body pass an unwanted pregnancy. The pills are classified as "essential medicines" by the World Health Organization, and studies show they are safer than Viagra and Tylenol.

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