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Strike over Polish abortion ban forces U-turn

Strike over Polish abortion ban forces U-turn

Posted: Mon, 03 Oct 2016

Massive demonstrations in Poland have resulted in a government U-turn over a law which would have criminalised abortion on all grounds except to save the life of the mother.

Polish court rules that ritual slaughter is unconstitutional and illegal

Polish court rules that ritual slaughter is unconstitutional and illegal

Posted: Wed, 28 Nov 2012

Poland's highest court, the Constitutional Tribunal, ruled this week that the ritual slaughter of animals by religious groups violates the country's constitution and animal protection laws.

Callous treatment of raped girl in Poland leads to condemnation in Human Rights Court

Callous treatment of raped girl in Poland leads to condemnation in Human Rights Court

Posted: Thu, 01 Nov 2012

Poland's harsh anti-abortion laws were condemned this week by the European Court of Human Rights after an almost unbelievably callous series of events were inflicted on a teenage victim of rape.

In a “revolutionary” move, Poland to reduce subsidies to the Catholic Church

In a “revolutionary” move, Poland to reduce subsidies to the Catholic Church

Posted: Thu, 05 Apr 2012

In an unprecedented move that is seen by some as "revolutionary", the Polish government is seeking to realign its relationship with the Catholic Church – and not in a way that the Vatican will like.

Poland adjusting to a more secular age

Poland adjusting to a more secular age

Posted: Thu, 05 Jan 2012

The Catholic Church in Poland was shaken to its foundations in October last year, when one in ten Poles who voted in the general election cast their vote for the anti-clerical Palikot Movement.