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Church rejects IVF

Poland's Roman Catholic bishops told parishioners they can't receive communion if they support in vitro fertilization, calling it a violation of church law comparable to abortion.

At the same time, Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk's government was planning a bioethics law that would allow IVF funding from the state health budget.

Last September, the national parliament defeated a church-backed bill that would have imposed up to three years in prison on "all people whose actions lead to IVF."


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