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“Incarceration for women who had miscarriages”?

Women in Poland go on strike to protest planned changes to abortion legislation. In the Spring Semester 2016, the Comparative Constitutional Law class examined in one session, developments in abortion laws in the US and Ireland as well as historically examined the concept of reproductive rights in the light of religion and the role of women and gender constructions of motherhood. According to this news piece, the new proposed legislation would potentially mean incarceration for women who have miscarriages, which is absolutely unacceptable from a fundamental rights perspective. The right to control reproduction and their own bodies is a fundamental right of each woman, a legislation of this sort in the 21st Century is plainly speaking draconic.

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