. Poland enforces controversial near-total abortion ban « JO LEE MAGAZINE

BBC – A controversial near-total ban on abortion in Poland has taken effect, the government announced, with enforcement from midnight on Wednesday. A court ruling allowing the prohibition prompted huge protests when it was issued in October.

Abortion is now allowed only in cases of rape or incest or when the pregnancy threatens the life of the mother. The majority of Poles oppose a stricter ban and demonstrations took place in Polish cities on Wednesday evening.

Activists have called for large street protests on Thursday and Friday in the capital Warsaw.

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