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Poland remains a reproductive rights phenomenon in Europe


Recently Aljazeera featured a long article about the reality of Poland’s restrictive anti-abortion law and the sad reality of reproductive rights which Polish women face. Poland has one of the harshest abortion laws in Europe. It is a crime to terminate a pregnancy in the eastern European country except in three circumstances: cases of foetal abnormality, risk to the health and life of the mother, and rape or incest. Despite these exceptions, in reality access to abortion, where the law permits it, remains extremely limited. According to the official numbers there were 701 abortions in year 2012 (latest data available) what in a country of almost 40 million citizens serves more as an indication of the scale of the problem than as a fact.

Source: Aljazeera

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