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Poland Establishes ‘Terrifying’ Pregnancy Register After Banning Almost All Abortions

Jun 08, 2022 | By Julia Conley in The Real News Network
This article was originally published in The Real News Network on June 8, 2022. You can access the original article here:

A new government database tracking people’s pregnancies in Poland is sparking fears that medical data will be used to prosecute women who obtain abortion care in other countries or by getting abortion pills through the mail, and potentially to target women who have miscarriages.

Health Minister Adam Niedzielski approved an ordinance last Friday expanding the kind of information that can be stored in a central database on patients, including allergies, blood type, and pregnancy status. […]

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