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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