Polish Left Submits Bills To Liberalise Abortion Law

Poland’s leftists, part of a coalition in control of the new parliament, said on Tuesday they had submitted two bills to liberalise one of Europe’s most restrictive abortion laws.

Abortion in the majority-Catholic country is currently legal only if the pregnancy results from sexual assault or incest or threatens the life or health of the woman.

“One of them provides for full legalisation of the right to terminate a pregnancy until the 12th week,” Left lawmaker Anna Maria Zukowska told AFP.

“The other is a bill decriminalising abortion assistance,” she added.

The draft legislation was submitted on Monday, when Poland’s new parliament met for the first time after an October general election….”

By Molly
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