The pregnant woman, Izabela died on 22 September at a hospital in Pszczyna in south Poland, but the news was not out until last Friday. She died of septic shock as doctors refused to perform an abortion in the wake of the stringent abortion law in the country.

Due to the total ban on abortion law in Poland, the doctors were waiting for the fetus to die, as they refused to abort despite the fetus lacking amniotic fluid. A group named Women’s Strike called for protests in the Polish capital Warsaw and Krakow. The group has launched protests against the updated law against abortion. In order to lodge their protest and pay homage to the woman, people lit candles in front of the Constitutional Tribunal in Warsaw.

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