May 16, 2016
Polish Protestors Ask For Near-Total Ban On Abortion
Activists held marches across Poland this weekend to call for a near-total ban on abortion. Poland already has a strict and conservative policy on abortions, where it bans all terminations except for cases of rape, incest, health risks or deformities. Now, anti-abortion groups backed by the Catholic Church are hoping to increase limitations and are asking Parliament to make no exceptions for rape and incest, banning all terminations besides those that threaten the woman’s life. The proposal would also increase the maximum prison sentence for people who perform unauthorized abortions from two to five years.