Move comes three months after original ruling prompted country’s biggest protests in recent historyA controversial ruling that imposes a near total-ba
Move comes three months after original ruling prompted country’s biggest protests in recent history
A controversial ruling that imposes a near total-ban on abortion in Poland will come into effect imminently, the government announced on Wednesday, three months after the original ruling prompted the biggest protests in the country’s recent history.
The ruling, handed down by the constitutional tribunal in October, found that terminating pregnancies due to severe foetal abnormalities is unconstitutional. Poland already has some of the strictest abortion laws in Europe, and most of the small number of legal abortions that take place in the country are cases of foetal defects.