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Poland to Ban Prescription-Free Emergency Contraception

March 24, 2016

(Reuters) – Poland’s ruling conservatives plan to reinstate a prescription requirement for “morning after” emergency contraceptive pills, a move critics say reflects Catholic Church pressure and may lead to unwanted pregnancies. Since sweeping to power last October, the right-wing Law and Justice party (PiS) has taken steps to redesign Poland’s young democracy to reflect the country’s traditional Catholic values and more independence from Brussels.

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