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Organizer of the protest charged

Marta Lempart, one of the organizers of the protest against the strict abortion legislation in Poland in October last year, faces up to eight years in prison for carrying out the protest.

In a statement from the prosecutor in Warsaw today says Lempert has been charged with organizing protests despite restrictions over the coronary virus epidemic, insulting police and inciting attacks on churches in Poland.

Protests began in October in many parts of Poland after the country’s Constitutional Court ruled that in cases where a fetus is diagnosed with a serious and irreversible birth defect, abortion is not a constitutional right of the fetus. Therefore, abortion is permitted only in cases where the mother’s life is in danger or the pregnancy is the result of rape or incest.

About 96% of cases of miscarriage in Poland occur because the fetus has such a birth defect, but in Poland there are some of the most limited abortions in Europe.

There have been protests in Poland for over 100 days over the case.

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