Poland´s Law – level 2

27-10-2020 07:00

On Thursday, Poland´s top court decided that it was not legal to end a pregnancy if the baby had health problems in the mother´s body.

The court decided that it was only possible in case of rape, incest, or when the pregnancy was a risk to the mother´s life.

Poland is a highly religious country, and pro-life activists welcomed the court´s decision. They said that Poland was an example for all of the world. People who fight for women´s rights were not happy and they protested in the streets of Poland´s capital, Warsaw.

The court´s decision separates Poland from most of Europe because only two European countries have such strict abortion laws.

Difficult words: rape (sexual attack), incest (a sexual relationship between people from the same family), pro-life activist (a person who does not agree with ending a human life inside a woman´s body), abortion (when doctors end a pregnancy).

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