WARSAW, October 4, 2001 ( – As the country awaits a heated abortion debate after the election win of the pro-abortion ‘ex’-communist party, a feminist group has announced it will take pro-life hospitals to court. The BBC reports that the Federation for Women and Family Planning is taking legal action against certain hospitals who allegedly refused to carry out an abortion.

The Federation’s Wanda Nowicka claimed, “We had the case of a woman who was HIV positive and we wrote to 12 hospitals. Eight hospitals said they would not carry out the abortion because HIV is not a sufficient condition for them.”

During the communist era, there were about 180,000 legal abortions every year but after the pro-life Solidarity government restricted abortions in the early 1990s, that figure fell to about 150 per year.

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