Poland outlaws abortions

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The Independent Online
WARSAW (AP) - Poland imposed a virtual ban on abortions, and doctors warned against illegal abortionists and newspaper advertisements for abortions abroad. The law ends 37 years of abortion on demand in Poland, and threatens doctors performing the procedure with two-year prison terms.

Abortions are now allowed only when doctors certify that the pregnancy endangers the mother's life, is the result of rape or incest or if the foetus is irreparably damaged or during emergency treatment if necessary to save the mother's life.

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