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Poland: Abortions reduced by 90 per cent after court ruling

Poland: Abortions reduced by 90 per cent after court ruling
Magdalena Korzekwa-Kaliszuk | Source: Facebook
ET staff writer
ET staff writer
20 August, 2022 2 min read


The number of legal abortions in Poland has declined by 90 percent from 2020 to 2021, new figures reveal.

The drop, announced by Poland’s Ministry of Health, follows a court ruling that made it illegal to terminate a pregnancy based on a pre-birth medical diagnosis such as Down’s syndrome.

According to the official figures, 1,076 abortions were carried out in Poland in 2020, compared with just 107 in 2021.

Pro-life groups welcomed the news, saying the new law effectively saved the lives of nearly 1,000 children in just one year of its implementation.

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