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Women's groups plan more protests over Poland abortion law

Added 10-26-20 07:22:02am EST - “Women's rights activists are planning more protests in Poland after a top court tightened the predominantly Catholic nation's already strict abortion law.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Women’s groups plan more protests over Poland abortion law”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

WARSAW, Poland (AP) - Women’s rights activists are planning more protests in Poland after a top court tightened the predominantly Catholic nation’s already strict abortion law.

Angry street protests have been held since the court ruling Thursday, with protesters defying a “red zone” ban on gatherings intended to halt a spike in new coronavirus infections in Poland, and especially in Warsaw and Krakow.

The Constitutional Tribunal ruled it was unconstitutional to terminate a pregnancy due to fetal congenital defects. The ruling effectively banned almost all abortions and overturned a hard-won compromise of the 1993 law that still was one of Europe’s strictest abortion regulations.

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After the ruling, abortion is allowed in Poland only when the pregnancy threatens the woman’s health or is the result of rape or incest.

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