Women’s rights in Poland – level 1

13-10-2023 15:00

It is the year 2021. A young woman goes to a hospital in eastern Poland. She is pregnant. But her baby has a serious problem. She wants an abortion.

The doctors at the hospital say no. They do not want to break the law. This woman’s name is Agata. Her story shows what the opposition in Poland thinks about women’s rights.  Eight years ago, the PiS party gets to power. Since that time, women’s rights become worse.

Agata gets her abortion somewhere else later. But it is not easy. People who work to change these laws help her. Her story is important because many people are thinking about it before an important vote on Sunday. Women’s rights are a big topic for people these days.

Difficult words: abortion (ending a woman’s pregnancy), opposition (a political party which has different ideas than the main party), right (the fact that you can do or have something).

You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.

What is the central issue that the opposition in Poland is debating about regarding women’s rights?


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