Ex-Communists in Poland Seek Abortion Referendum

The head of Poland’s ex-communist party has proposed a nationwide referendum on abortion, to be held at the same time as the country’s parliamentary elections this year. Last year, leftist groups eased Poland’s strict anti-abortion laws, but last week Poland’s Constitutional Tribune ruled that the new law, which allowed abortions up to the 12th week, clashed with the country’s Constitution. The leftist groups, who believe the Constitutional Tribune acted out of political motivations, seek a referendum to settle the issue.


The Nando Net - June 2, 1997

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