CNA Staff, Oct 23, 2020 / 05:00 am
Polish president Andrzej Duda welcomed a landmark court ruling on abortion Friday.
He told the newspaper Dziennik Gazeta Prawna Oct. 23 that he supported the constitutional court's verdict that a law permitting abortion for fetal abnormalities was unconstitutional.
"I have said it many times and I have never concealed it, that abortion for so-called eugenic reasons should not be allowed in Poland. I believed and believe that every child has a right to life," he said in an interview with the legal and business daily.
Duda, who was reelected by a narrow margin in July, is associated with the ruling Law and Justice Party (PiS). A group of 119 MPs belonging to PiS, as well two smaller parties, asked the constitutional court to review the country's abortion law last year.