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Healthcare

Polish court says abortion due to foetal defects is unconstitutional

WARSAW, Oct 22 (Reuters) - Poland’s Constitutional Tribunal ruled on Thursday that abortion on the grounds of foetal defects contravened the constitution, setting up a legal framework which amounts to a near total ban on pregnancy termination in the predominantly Catholic country.

After the ruling goes into effect, abortion will be admissible only in the case of rape, incest or a threat to the mother’s health. (Reporting by Marcin Goclowski Editing by Alexandra Hudson)

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