Poland’s President Duda Promises Veto on Liberal Abortion Aid Bill Amid Legislative Tensions

Warsaw, Poland — Polish President Andrzej Duda has declared his intention to veto proposed legislation that seeks to liberalize the nation’s strict abortion laws. The bill, advanced by the more progressive factions within Poland’s ruling coalition, aims to decriminalize any assistance given to women in obtaining abortions up to the twelfth week of pregnancy. Currently, under Polish law, individuals involved in facilitating abortions can face up to three years in prison. During a recent interview with the TVN broadcaster, Duda expressed a firm stance against the bill, stating, “No, because for me abortion is the … Read more

North Carolina Enacts New Mask-Wearing Restrictions, Overriding Governor’s Veto Amid Political and Public Backlash

RALEIGH, N.C. — A new law restricting the public wearing of masks is now in effect in North Carolina, following a veto override by the state’s Republican-led General Assembly. This development marks another successful challenge against Governor Roy Cooper, a Democrat, as the GOP continues to utilize its supermajorities in both the Senate and House. On Thursday, the final approval from the Senate came through a 30-13 vote strictly divided along party lines. This action wrapped up an effort that began in the House, where members engaged in a protracted session the day before, stretching … Read more