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Polish protests against abortion ruling pose coronavirus infection risks, says minister

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WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland’s health minister said on Thursday that expected protests against a ruling restricting access to abortion will increase the risk of rising numbers of coronavirus infections.

Poland’s government put into effect on Wednesday a constitutional court decision banning terminations of pregnancies with foetal defects, as conservative policies increasingly take root in one of Europe’s most devoutly Catholic countries.

Reporting by Anna Wlodarczak-Semczuk and Anna Koper; writing Agnieszka Barteczko; Editing by Jon Boyle

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