November 28, 2021

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Poland: Thousands take to the streets over the death of a woman who refused to have an abortion after a miscarriage.

Demonstrations in Poland after the death of a pregnant woman who was denied an abortion (EFE / EPA / LESZEK SZYMANSKI POLAND OUT)

Thousands of people protested across Poland this Saturday against the country’s anti-abortion law., After the death of a pregnant woman, according to her family, may have been saved by this procedure.

In Warsaw, the march began ahead Constitutional Court, with its judgment Abortion is illegal in all cases by 2020 practice, Go to the Ministry of Health later.

The protesters, who numbered in the thousands already at the start of the protest, can be seen from aerial photos, They carried banners with slogans such as “may be alive”, “women’s rights, human rights” and photos of the dead.

Protests in Poland after the death of Isabella, a 30 - year - old woman who was denied an abortion
Protests in Poland after the death of Isabella, a 30 – year – old woman who was denied an abortion

This was the impetus for a new wave of struggle against the abortion law The death of a 30-year-old woman was only identified in the media as Isabella on September 22, but was revealed by her family a week ago.

“Doctors were waiting for the fetus to die. The fetus died, and the patient died. Septic Shock “Family lawyer Jolanda Putsovska wrote in a tweet. According to her, it was Isabella The first victim of the October 2020 Constitutional Court ruling, Came into force at the end of January.

The woman was admitted to Pszczyna Hospital 22 weeks pregnant (In southern Poland), where doctors ruled The fetus could not survive due to severe abnormalities and loss of all amniotic fluid.

Candles in memory of 30-year-old Isabella, who died as a result of the country's restricted anti-abortion law in force from 2020 (via Jakub Orzechowski / Agencja Wyborcza.pl REUTERS)
Candles in memory of 30-year-old Isabella, who died as a result of the country’s restricted anti-abortion law in force from 2020 (via Jakub Orzechowski / Agencja Wyborcza.pl REUTERS)

Nevertheless, according to the family’s lawyer, Refused to perform the abortion while the fetal heart was still beating, which caused the woman’s death by septic shock. Removed by cesarean in a short time.

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Many people attended the demonstration in Warsaw The mayor of the capital is Rafael Trasakovsky And Leader of the Opposition Civic Platform Party and former President of the Council of Europe, Donald Dusk.

“A doctor who wants to save a woman’s life must think whether Mr. Geopro will imprison him.”Tusk had warned the Conservative Law and Justice (PIS) Justice Minister this Friday in a call for more people to join the protests.

Demonstrations in Poland after the death of a woman who was denied an abortion (REUTERS via Marcin Stepien / Agencja Wyborcza.pl)
Demonstrations in Poland after the death of a woman who was denied an abortion (REUTERS via Marcin Stepien / Agencja Wyborcza.pl)

“I am here for you No woman’s life is in danger anymore. Current law kills women “Eva Beatrice, a 40-year-old citizen who took a photo of Isabella, said.

According to a report Isabella’s family, doctors at Pszczyna Hospital “accepted the waiting attitude”, They associated with “current regulations restricting the possibility of legal abortion”.

“The boy weighs 485 grams. Thanks to the abortion law for now, I should be in bed. And there is nothing they can do. They will wait until I die or (…) I get septicemia, ”Isabella wrote in a public message to her mother.

Demonstrations in Poland against a restricted anti-abortion law
Demonstrations in Poland against a restricted anti-abortion law

Has been married for ten years Isabella is the mother of a nine-year-old girl.

However, according to nationalists in power, The young woman’s death was not due to a court ruling.

After the case came to light a week ago, the Katowice Regional Attorney’s Office began an investigation and found that Ms.The Ministry of Health has ordered an audit to find out whether the hospital was negligent.

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Since the controversial Supreme Court ruling that came into force earlier this year, Abortion is allowed in Poland only if the abortion is the result of rape or the mother’s life is in danger., Although some radical Catholic groups want to dispel these assumptions.

Other concentrations against the abortion law are called under the slogan “Nothing yet”, Scheduled for Sundays and Mondays.

With information from EFE and AFP

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