Avoiding The Issue

If there is one issue that most candidates in next week's presidential / election are loath to see raised, it is abortion. Freely available for more than 30 years under the Communists, abortion, along with the rhythm method, is Poland's primary form of birth control. But now, in one of the reversals brought on by the demise of communism, abortion may soon be outlawed under legislation supported by Poland's Roman Catholic Church and the Pope. Yet opinion polls show that the majority of Poles favor keeping a woman's right to have one.

The abortion fight in Poland underscores the resurgence of...

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