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Women’s rights groups to deliver abortion drugs to Poland by drone

SLUBICE, POLAND. Sean Gallup/Getty Images

In an attempt to circumvent Poland’s strict abortion laws, four pro-abortion groups based in Germany and Poland will try to deliver WHO-approved abortion pills by drone from Germany to a Polish border town. Women on Waves, one of the organizations involved, says it hopes to bring attention to the discrepancy between Poland’s abortion laws and those of other European countries with the action.  As one of the continent’s most heavily Catholic countries, it is one of the few places in Europe where women can only get a legal abortion if there is proof of rape or incest, if the mother’s life is in danger, or if the fetus severely malformed. The drugs they intend to deliver are mifepristone and misoprostol, which would induce a miscarriage (which is not considered a legal offense in Poland) and can be taken without medical supervision for pregnancies of less than nine weeks.

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