The Center for Reproductive Rights presented an amicus to the Praga Południe District Court in Warsaw, Poland in the case of human rights defender Justyna Wydrzyńska. Wydrzyńska has been accused of helping a woman in an abusive relationship access abortion medication.
Poland’s law on abortion is among the strictest in Europe. Poland and Malta are the only two remaining European Union member states not to allow abortion on broad grounds. If convicted Wydrzyńska could face up to three years in prison.