Poland: Court convicts activist for helping woman get abortion pills

Source: The Guardian [UK]

“A court in Poland has convicted an activist for helping a pregnant woman access abortion pills, sentencing her to eight months of community service, in a landmark case over abortion rights in the predominantly Catholic country. Along with Malta, Poland’s anti-abortion laws are among the most restrictive in Europe, allowing for termination only in the event of incest, rape or a risk to the mother’s health. Helping a woman obtain an abortion is also illegal. Justyna Wydrzynska told the court in Warsaw that she had sent pills to a woman who was a victim of domestic violence, according to the Facebook page of the pressure group Abortion Dream Team, of which she is a member.” (03/14/23)