Polish activists protest after woman’s death in wake of strict abortion law

Demonstrations and candlelit vigil after woman, 30, dies of septic shock in 22nd week of pregnancy

A Polish hospital has said that doctors and midwives did everything they could to save the lives of a pregnant woman and her foetus in a case that has put the spotlight on the country’s new stricter abortion law.

The 30-year-old woman died of septic shock in her 22nd week of pregnancy. Doctors did not perform an abortion, even though her foetus was lacking amniotic fluid, according to a lawyer for the family.

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