Poland, a country of 38 million where the Catholic Church retains considerable clout, has one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the nation European Union. It allows terminating pregnancy only at an early stage and when it threatens the life or health of the mother, when the baby is likely to be permanently handicapped or when pregnancy originates from a crime, for example rape or incest. Official statistics show only several hundred abortions are performed every year, but pro-choice campaigners say underground abortions are very common. They also fear social ostracism if they undergo an abortion in Poland, the doctors said.
Polish party chief: Women should give birth even to deformed babies - National
Masterpieces from the Philadelphia Museum of Art: Impressionism and Modern Art During the time he resided in Paris, from the winter of until his untimely death in at the age of thirty-six, Amedeo Modigliani lived the life of the true Bohemian artist, suffering hardship to achieve ambitious artistic goals. Portrait of a Polish Woman--reflecting his interest in African sculpture, his contact with the sculptor Constantin Brancusi, and his own ventures into direct stone carving--shows Modigliani's distinctive approach to painting idealized images of feminine beauty. The portrait was painted the year before he died, when his favorite female sitters, other than his companion Jeanne Hubuterne, were drawn from the circle of his most devoted dealer, Leopold Zborowska. The sitter here has not been identified definitively but is most likely Hanka Zborowska, Leopold's aristocratic Polish wife.
International Women's Day: Polish Women March, Demand Equal Rights, Respect
A rundown of some of the International Women's Day events all times local: Hollywood actress Jessica Chastain took part in a protest walk across the street in downtown Warsaw. She was in the city for a gala screening of her latest movie "The Zookeeper's Wife. The government promotes Catholic values and is trying to ban abortion. The women demanded "flowers, respect, rights.
Share via Email Policewomen throw their caps in the air in Warsaw to celebrate their promotion to the first officer rank. But employment opportunities are not plentiful for women in Poland. Once upon a time they were equal partners, as prevalent in the workplace if not the management as men. Then communism collapsed — and along with it many of the gender equality measures it pretended to champion.