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Poland to make abortion ban binding

Opposition groups are calling for protests in response

Poland’s top constitutional court on Wednesday published its reasoning for a verdict that tightens the country’s already tough abortion laws.

  • William Adkins
  • Politico

The government said that step opens the way for the verdict to be officially published.

That means abortions will only be permitted in cases of rape, incest and when a mother’s life is endangered.

The Constitutional Tribunal ruled on October 22 that abortions for reasons of fetal abnormality violate the Polish constitution.

That decision sparked weeks of mass demonstrations — prompting the…

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