CNA Staff, Feb 2, 2021 / 13:00 pm
Pro-life campaigners in Poland have unveiled a billboard campaign following a landmark ruling on abortion.
More than 1,000 posters depicting an unborn child inside a heart-shaped womb have gone on display in cities across the country.
Poland’s Constitutional Tribunal declared on Oct. 22 that a law permitting abortion for fetal abnormalities was unconstitutional. The ruling came into force when it was published in the country’s Journal of Laws on Jan. 27.
The court’s verdict prompted a wave of demonstrations across Poland last fall. Protesters directed their anger at the ruling Law and Justice party (PiS), but also at the Catholic Church, which welcomed the decision.
The publication of the ruling in January sparked a new series of protests.
The ruling, which cannot be appealed, could lead to a significant reduction in the number of abortions in the country. Until now, Polish law permitted abortion only in cases of rape or incest, a risk to the mother’s life, or fetal abnormality.