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Michelle Phillips has been spotted in a rare public appearance, as the last surviving member of the folk rock group The Mamas & the Papas, when she stepped out in Los Angeles in hair curlers, exclusive DailyMail.com photos show. 

The 76-year-old co-founded the popular band in the 1960s with her former husband John Phillips. The group is know for their hits California Dreamin’, Dedicated to the One I Love, and Glad to Be Unhappy.

Phillips seemed in high spirits as she emerged from her home on Tuesday, with her white-gray hair in rollers.

She was dressed in a colorful blouse and a knee-length white skirt. 

The mother-of-three has kept a low profile in recent years, but still occasionally performs and turns up at red carpet events.

Michelle Phillips has been spotted in a rare public appearance, as the last surviving member of the folk rock group The Mamas & the Papas, when she stepped out in Los Angeles in hair curlers, exclusive DailyMail.com photos show

Michelle Phillips has been spotted in a rare public appearance, as the last surviving member of the folk rock group The Mamas & the Papas, when she stepped out in Los Angeles in hair curlers, exclusive DailyMail.com photos show

Michelle Phillips has been spotted in a rare public appearance, as the last surviving member of the folk rock group The Mamas & the Papas, when she stepped out in Los Angeles in hair curlers, exclusive DailyMail.com photos show 

The 76-year-old co-founded the popular band in the 1960s with her former husband John Phillips. The group were known for their hits California Dreamin', Dedicated to the One I Love and Glad to Be Unhappy

The 76-year-old co-founded the popular band in the 1960s with her former husband John Phillips. The group were known for their hits California Dreamin', Dedicated to the One I Love and Glad to Be Unhappy

The 76-year-old co-founded the popular band in the 1960s with her former husband John Phillips. The group were known for their hits California Dreamin’, Dedicated to the One I Love and Glad to Be Unhappy 

Phillips seemed in high spirits as she emerged from her home on Tuesday, with her white-gray hair in rollers and dressed in a colorful blouse and a knee-length white skirt

Phillips seemed in high spirits as she emerged from her home on Tuesday, with her white-gray hair in rollers and dressed in a colorful blouse and a knee-length white skirt

Phillips seemed in high spirits as she emerged from her home on Tuesday, with her white-gray hair in rollers and dressed in a colorful blouse and a knee-length white skirt

Phillips is the last surviving member of The Mamas & the Papas. Cass Elliot (second from left), also known as Mama Cass, died aged 32 of heart failure after performing in London on July 29, 1974. John Phillips(far right), who Phillips divorced in 1969 after seven years of marriage, also died of heart failure aged 65 in 2001. Denny Doherty (left) died aged 66 of kidney failure in 2007

Phillips is the last surviving member of The Mamas & the Papas. Cass Elliot (second from left), also known as Mama Cass, died aged 32 of heart failure after performing in London on July 29, 1974. John Phillips(far right), who Phillips divorced in 1969 after seven years of marriage, also died of heart failure aged 65 in 2001. Denny Doherty (left) died aged 66 of kidney failure in 2007

Phillips is the last surviving member of The Mamas & the Papas. Cass Elliot (second from left), also known as Mama Cass, died aged 32 of heart failure after performing in London on July 29, 1974. John Phillips(far right), who Phillips divorced in 1969 after seven years of marriage, also died of heart failure aged 65 in 2001. Denny Doherty (left) died aged 66 of kidney failure in 2007 

Phillips is the last surviving member of The Mamas & the Papas.

Cass Elliot, also known as Mama Cass, died aged 32 of heart failure after performing in London on July 29, 1974. 

John Phillips, who Phillips divorced in 1969 after seven years of marriage, also died of heart failure aged 65 in 2001. 

Denny Doherty died aged 66 of kidney failure in 2007.   

Phillips began an affair with Doherty in 1965, while still married to John.

While John eventually forgave her for the infidelity with her bandmate, he was furious when he learned she had an affair with Byrds singer Gene Clark.

He got Phillips booted from the band in June 1966 but by August, she was back. 

The couple finally divorced in 1969 with their marriage marred by infidelity. They shared daughter singer Chynna Phillips together.  

Phillips also has son Austin Deveraux Hines with actor Grainger Hines and adopted Aron Wilson, who was a friend of Austin’s, in the late 1980s.  

The iconic singer who later transitioned into acting was married to actor Dennis Hopper for just eight days.  

Phillips was most recently in the spotlight in 2009 when she defended her ex-husband John against claims of incest from her stepdaughter Mackenzie Phillips, John’s daughter with his first wife Susan Adams. 

The mother-of-three has kept a low profile in recent years, but still occasionally performs and turns up at events

The mother-of-three has kept a low profile in recent years, but still occasionally performs and turns up at events

The mother-of-three has kept a low profile in recent years, but still occasionally performs and turns up at events

Phillips seemed in high spirits as she emerged from her home on Tuesday, with her white-gray hair in rollers and dressed in a colorful blouse and a knee-length white skirt

Phillips seemed in high spirits as she emerged from her home on Tuesday, with her white-gray hair in rollers and dressed in a colorful blouse and a knee-length white skirt

Phillips seemed in high spirits as she emerged from her home on Tuesday, with her white-gray hair in rollers and dressed in a colorful blouse and a knee-length white skirt

Phillips seemed in high spirits as she emerged from her home on Tuesday, with her white-gray hair in rollers and dressed in a colorful blouse and a knee-length white skirt

Phillips seemed in high spirits as she emerged from her home on Tuesday, with her white-gray hair in rollers and dressed in a colorful blouse and a knee-length white skirt

Phillips (second from right) began an affair with Doherty (second from left)  in 1965, while still married to John. While John eventually forgave her for the infidelity with her bandmate, he was furious when he learned she had an affair with Byrds singer Gene Clark in 1996. He got Phillips booted from the band in June 1966 but by August, she was back

Phillips (second from right) began an affair with Doherty (second from left)  in 1965, while still married to John. While John eventually forgave her for the infidelity with her bandmate, he was furious when he learned she had an affair with Byrds singer Gene Clark in 1996. He got Phillips booted from the band in June 1966 but by August, she was back

Phillips (second from right) began an affair with Doherty (second from left)  in 1965, while still married to John. While John eventually forgave her for the infidelity with her bandmate, he was furious when he learned she had an affair with Byrds singer Gene Clark in 1996. He got Phillips booted from the band in June 1966 but by August, she was back

The iconic singer who later transitioned into acting also was married to actor Dennis Hopper  (pictured in 1970) for just eight days

The iconic singer who later transitioned into acting also was married to actor Dennis Hopper  (pictured in 1970) for just eight days

The iconic singer who later transitioned into acting also was married to actor Dennis Hopper  (pictured in 1970) for just eight days

Mackenzie, now 60, claimed in her memoir that she had a long-term incestuous relationship with her father, claiming he first raped her when she was 19 – on the night before her wedding.

She also recalled how she became pregnant – but had an abortion after not being sure whether the baby belonged to her father or her husband, who had no idea about the secret affair.

But as her life began to spiral out of control due to drugs, the sex became consensual for almost a decade.

She also accused her father of introducing her to heroin when she was still a teenager, missing the vein when he tried to inject her and turning her arm numb. 

But Phillips came to John’s defense soon after the bombshell claim.

She claimed Mackenzie had already told her family about the alleged affair in 1997, but claimed it was nothing but a joke. 

‘She told me [about the supposed incestuous relationship], then she called me back and said, “You know I’m joking.” I said it wasn’t funny. Mackenzie said, “I guess we have different senses of humour.”‘

Phillips was most recently in the spotlight in 2009 when she defended her ex-husband John against claims of incest from her stepdaughter Mackenzie Phillips, John's daughter with his first wife Susan Adams. Pictured: Mackenzie and John Phillips in 1980

Phillips was most recently in the spotlight in 2009 when she defended her ex-husband John against claims of incest from her stepdaughter Mackenzie Phillips, John's daughter with his first wife Susan Adams. Pictured: Mackenzie and John Phillips in 1980

Phillips was most recently in the spotlight in 2009 when she defended her ex-husband John against claims of incest from her stepdaughter Mackenzie Phillips, John’s daughter with his first wife Susan Adams. Pictured: Mackenzie and John Phillips in 1980

Michelle admitted her ex-husband was no angel but refused to believe that he was capable of sleeping with his own daughter:

‘John was a bad parent, and a drug addict. But [expletive deleted] his daughter? If she thinks it’s true, why isn’t she with a good psychiatrist on a couch?

‘I think it’s unconscionable that Oprah would let her do her show. I have every reason to believe it’s untrue. Oprah should be more judicious about who she has on her show.’

She then proceeded to cast doubt on the allegations made by her step-daughter, saying that it was suspicious that the revelation had come just in time for the release of her new book.

‘Mackenzie has a lot of mental illness. She’s had a needle stuck up her arm for 35 years. She was arrested for heroin and coke just recently.

‘She did Celebrity Rehab and now she writes a book. The whole thing is timed… Mackenzie is jealous of her siblings, who have accomplished a lot and did not become drug addicts.’ 

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Man, 19, found in upturned car had been stabbed to death

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Two men have denied murdering a 19-year-old who was found with stab wounds to his chest in an overturned car.

Benjamin Eyles, 19, and Nathan Braim, 20, are accused of killing Joshua Harling in a quiet street in the picturesque market town of Thame, Oxfordshire, on July 22.

Mr Harling, described by his family as a ‘charismatic, selfless and a lovable lad,’ was discovered with stab wounds in an overturned vehicle by paramedics who believed they were arriving to treat a crash victim.

Police were later called to the scene to inspect the suspicious injuries and a postmortem found that Mr Harling had been stabbed to death.  

Joshua Harling, from Headington, was described by his family as a 'charismatic, selfless and a lovable lad'

Joshua Harling, from Headington, was described by his family as a 'charismatic, selfless and a lovable lad'

Joshua Harling, from Headington, was described by his family as a ‘charismatic, selfless and a lovable lad’

Mr Harling, who lived in Headington, had been working as an accountant at the time of his death. 

Eyles and Braim were arrested by Major Crime detectives from Thames Valley Police and charged with murder and conspiracy to cause grievous bodily harm.

Neither defendant entered a plea to conspiracy to cause grievous bodily harm, as lawyers representing them were applying to dismiss the charge at a hearing on November 5.

Braim, of Broadwaters Avenue, Thame, was remanded in custody, while Eyles, from Monks Hollow, Marlow Bottom, Buckinghamshire, was released on bail, which had been granted to him at an earlier hearing.

Judge Ian Pringle QC, sitting at Oxford Crown Court for the plea hearing, told both defendants the murder trial, expected to last three weeks, would go ahead on January 4. 

A 16-year-old boy, also arrested in connection with the incident, had previously been bailed as police detectives appealed to witnesses to hand over mobile phone footage of the incident and not to circulate it online.

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A serial criminal once dubbed ‘one of the most dangerous sexual predators in Britain’ conned his girlfriend out of £4,000 before dumping her in the pub. 

Infamous conman and sex fiend John Cronin, 49, took the money by pretending to be a bank manager, flashing his victim a fake business card and claiming he worked for Allied Irish Bank.

He even offered to buy her a house before pocketing the cash she withdrew to buy a car.

The victim was oblivious to the fact Cronin, of Solihull, was a notorious crook who has wreaked havoc throughout the Midlands for decades.

In 1992 he was jailed for life for sexually assaulting a Conservative Party activist in Scotland whilst posing as a priest. He served four years after an appeal.

John Cronin, 49, took the money by pretending to be a bank manager, flashing his victim a fake business card and claiming he worked for Allied Irish Bank

John Cronin, 49, took the money by pretending to be a bank manager, flashing his victim a fake business card and claiming he worked for Allied Irish Bank

John Cronin, 49, took the money by pretending to be a bank manager, flashing his victim a fake business card and claiming he worked for Allied Irish Bank

Since then Cronin has also been convicted of multiple counts of fraud and theft.

Birmingham Crown Court heard he was ‘terrified’ at the prospect of returning to prison, but after admitting his latest charge of theft he was jailed for 28 months.

Cronin met his latest victim in June 2019.

Prosecutor Sally Cairns said: ‘The defendant was in a short relationship with the victim. They met in a pub in Coventry. He gave her a business card.

‘She wasn’t overly interested but over the next few days they exchanged text messages and by the end of July they met again.

‘They then started a relationship. The defendant told her he was a bank manager at Allied Irish.

‘In August they went to look at houses and he told her he would buy a house for her and she could use her savings to invest in other things.

‘She decided to buy a car. The defendant told her his friend in Birmingham had two cars for sale.

‘He told her to withdraw the money in cash to buy the car and went with her to the bank where she withdrew £4,000.

‘On August 26 they went to Birmingham together to look at a car.

‘The defendant told her he would look after the cash then he put her £4,000 in his pocket.

‘They travelled to Birmingham and went to a pub in the city centre.

‘Whilst there the defendant told her to stay while he went to get something from his office.

‘Ten minutes later she received a call from him saying he was on his way back, but he never returned to her.’

Pictured: John Cronin in 1999

Pictured: John Cronin in 1999

Pictured: John Cronin in 1999

Ms Cairns told the court the victim became increasingly worried that ‘harm had come to the defendant’ and flagged down a police officer.

Enquiries ultimately led to Cronin being arrested in November last year.

Warren Ridley, defending, conceded his client had a ‘horrendous record’ but in more recent times had trod the ‘path of rehabilitation’ with support from the probation service.

He explained at the time of this latest offence Cronin was having difficulties with his current partner and dealing with his mother’s deteriorating health.

The barrister also argued that when he returned to Birmingham former criminal associates sought him out and ‘put pressure on him’ for money.

Calling for a suspended sentence Mr Ridley said Cronin was effectively a carer for his current partner, was studying a college course and ‘for the first time has a prospect of some paid work’.

He added: ‘He is absolutely terrified of the prospect of going back to custody. He feels he has let himself down and his family. He does feel remorse for the victim.’

But Judge Peter Carr, passing sentence on Friday, October 23, stated ‘only immediate custody is the appropriate sentence’.

He said: ‘You are what a man in the street would describe as a conman, you have been a conman for many years.

‘You began a relationship with her and persuaded her to part with £4,000 she believed was for a car she was hoping to buy.

‘Of course there wasn’t a car, there never was and you disappeared with her money.

‘I have read a victim impact statement which quite clearly outlines the distress this has caused her.

‘She had sold her home and had funds available to buy a car, now she feels she is no longer independent when dealing with finances.’

Cronin was also ordered to pay £2,000 in compensation to the victim.

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Thousands of Poles took to the streets on Friday night on a second day of demonstrations against a near-total ban on abortion.

Catholic Poland’s constitutional court ruled on Thursday that existing legislation which allows for the abortion of malformed foetuses was ‘incompatible’ with the protection of life.

Furious protesters rallied in several cities in a country which already has some of Europe’s tightest restriction on abortions.

Police vans and units in riot gear were dispatched to guard the Warsaw house of the leader of Poland’s right-wing ruling party, Jaroslaw Kaczynski. An angry crowd of mostly young people confronted the cordon with chants of ‘This is war’ and vulgar calls for the ruling team to step down. 

A demonstrator walks in front of police officers blocking a street near the house of Law and Justice leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski during a protest against imposing further restrictions on abortion law, in Warsaw, Poland, on Friday night

A demonstrator walks in front of police officers blocking a street near the house of Law and Justice leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski during a protest against imposing further restrictions on abortion law, in Warsaw, Poland, on Friday night

A demonstrator walks in front of police officers blocking a street near the house of Law and Justice leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski during a protest against imposing further restrictions on abortion law, in Warsaw, Poland, on Friday night

People protest against imposing further restrictions on abortion law, near the house of Law and Justice leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski in Warsaw, Poland, on Friday night

People protest against imposing further restrictions on abortion law, near the house of Law and Justice leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski in Warsaw, Poland, on Friday night

People protest against imposing further restrictions on abortion law, near the house of Law and Justice leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski in Warsaw, Poland, on Friday night

A protester wearing a rainbow mask faces off with riot police in Warsaw on Friday night after the constitutional court's decision the day before

A protester wearing a rainbow mask faces off with riot police in Warsaw on Friday night after the constitutional court's decision the day before

A protester wearing a rainbow mask faces off with riot police in Warsaw on Friday night after the constitutional court’s decision the day before

Demonstrators scuffle with police officers during a protest against imposing further restrictions on abortion law, in Wroclaw, Poland October 23, 2020

Demonstrators scuffle with police officers during a protest against imposing further restrictions on abortion law, in Wroclaw, Poland October 23, 2020

Demonstrators scuffle with police officers during a protest against imposing further restrictions on abortion law, in Wroclaw, Poland October 23, 2020

Polish riot police officers cordon off the participants of 'The Silent Women's March' during their protest against the tightening of the abortion law in front of the Catholic Church curia headquarters in Poznan, west-central Poland

Polish riot police officers cordon off the participants of 'The Silent Women's March' during their protest against the tightening of the abortion law in front of the Catholic Church curia headquarters in Poznan, west-central Poland

Polish riot police officers cordon off the participants of ‘The Silent Women’s March’ during their protest against the tightening of the abortion law in front of the Catholic Church curia headquarters in Poznan, west-central Poland

Polish riot police officers cordon off the participants of 'The Silent Women's March' during their protest against the tightening of the abortion law in front of the Catholic Church curia headquarters in Poznan

Polish riot police officers cordon off the participants of 'The Silent Women's March' during their protest against the tightening of the abortion law in front of the Catholic Church curia headquarters in Poznan

Polish riot police officers cordon off the participants of ‘The Silent Women’s March’ during their protest against the tightening of the abortion law in front of the Catholic Church curia headquarters in Poznan

Riot police guard the entrance to a Catholic church in the city of Poznan on Thursday night

Riot police guard the entrance to a Catholic church in the city of Poznan on Thursday night

Riot police guard the entrance to a Catholic church in the city of Poznan on Thursday night

A woman holds a placard during a protest against imposing further restrictions on abortion law, in Gdansk, Poland

A woman holds a placard during a protest against imposing further restrictions on abortion law, in Gdansk, Poland

A woman holds a placard during a protest against imposing further restrictions on abortion law, in Gdansk, Poland

Poland’s abortion laws

Abortion is banned except:

When a woman’s life or health is endangered by the continuation of the pregnancy.

When the pregnancy is the result of a crime, such as rape or incest.

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They also had posters reading ‘You Have Blood on Your Hands’ and ‘You are Building Women’s Hell.’

Officers used bullhorns to warn people the gathering was illegal. It was not clear if Kaczynski was home.

Protesters also marched through other big cities, including Krakow, Wroclaw, Szczecin and Katowice.

The constitutional court’s decision drew condemnation from rights groups from across the world.

‘Yesterday’s decision represents a total ban on abortion in Poland as 98 percent of legal terminations in Poland are related to foetal malformations,’ Krystyna Kacpura, head of the Federation for Women and Family Planning, said.

‘It’s a disgrace from the Polish state towards half of the population, women. We’ll never forget it.’

Kacpura said the situation for women with modest means was particularly concerning.

‘They will just be left with various dangerous methods like abortions performed by non-qualified people with methods I don’t even want to discuss,’ she said.

‘We’ve simply been imposed Ceausescu’s era,’ she added, referring to Romania’s late dictator who severely restricted abortions to try and boost fertility rates. 

Thousands of people take part in a protest against the tightening of the abortion law in Krakow, southern Poland, on Friday night

Thousands of people take part in a protest against the tightening of the abortion law in Krakow, southern Poland, on Friday night

Thousands of people take part in a protest against the tightening of the abortion law in Krakow, southern Poland, on Friday night

Demonstrators rally outside a church in Katowice, Poland, on Friday night

Demonstrators rally outside a church in Katowice, Poland, on Friday night

Demonstrators rally outside a church in Katowice, Poland, on Friday night

A demonstrator wearing a mask takes part in protest against imposing further restrictions on abortion law, near the house of Law and Justice leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski in Warsaw

A demonstrator wearing a mask takes part in protest against imposing further restrictions on abortion law, near the house of Law and Justice leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski in Warsaw

A demonstrator wearing a mask takes part in protest against imposing further restrictions on abortion law, near the house of Law and Justice leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski in Warsaw

Protestors attend a demonstration against a decision by the Constitutional Court on abortion law restriction, in Warsaw

Protestors attend a demonstration against a decision by the Constitutional Court on abortion law restriction, in Warsaw

Protestors attend a demonstration against a decision by the Constitutional Court on abortion law restriction, in Warsaw

Police block a street near the house of Law and Justice leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski during a protest against imposing further restrictions on abortion law, in Warsaw, Polan

Police block a street near the house of Law and Justice leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski during a protest against imposing further restrictions on abortion law, in Warsaw, Polan

Police block a street near the house of Law and Justice leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski during a protest against imposing further restrictions on abortion law, in Warsaw, Polan

Protestors attend a demonstration against a decision by the Constitutional Court on abortion law restriction, in Warsaw, Poland

Protestors attend a demonstration against a decision by the Constitutional Court on abortion law restriction, in Warsaw, Poland

Protestors attend a demonstration against a decision by the Constitutional Court on abortion law restriction, in Warsaw, Poland

Protestors attend a demonstration against a decision by the Constitutional Court on abortion law restriction, in Warsaw

Protestors attend a demonstration against a decision by the Constitutional Court on abortion law restriction, in Warsaw

Protestors attend a demonstration against a decision by the Constitutional Court on abortion law restriction, in Warsaw

People take part in a protest against the tightening of the abortion law in Krakow, southern Poland, 23 October 2020

People take part in a protest against the tightening of the abortion law in Krakow, southern Poland, 23 October 2020

People take part in a protest against the tightening of the abortion law in Krakow, southern Poland, 23 October 2020

The court verdict drew immediate condemnation from the Council of Europe, the continent’s leading human rights organisation, whose Commissioner for Human Rights Dunja Mijatovic called it ‘a sad day for #WomensRights’.

Donald Tusk, a Pole who currently leads the European People’s Party after presiding the European Council, called the timing of the abortion issue ‘political wickedness’.

‘Throwing the topic of abortion and a ruling by a pseudo-court into the middle of a raging pandemic is more than cynical,’ he tweeted.

The verdict is in line with what the governing right-wing Law and Justice (PiS) party wanted.

A protestor shows her hand written 'Get the fuck out of here' during a demonstration against a decision by the Constitutional Court on abortion law restriction, in Warsaw, Poland

A protestor shows her hand written 'Get the fuck out of here' during a demonstration against a decision by the Constitutional Court on abortion law restriction, in Warsaw, Poland

A protestor shows her hand written ‘Get the fuck out of here’ during a demonstration against a decision by the Constitutional Court on abortion law restriction, in Warsaw, Poland

A protestor shows a V sign with her finger during a demonstration against a decision by the Constitutional Court on abortion law restriction, in Warsaw, Poland

A protestor shows a V sign with her finger during a demonstration against a decision by the Constitutional Court on abortion law restriction, in Warsaw, Poland

A protestor shows a V sign with her finger during a demonstration against a decision by the Constitutional Court on abortion law restriction, in Warsaw, Poland

Protestors hold a banner reading 'Women's Strike' as they attend a demonstration against a decision by the Constitutional Court on abortion law restriction, in Warsaw

Protestors hold a banner reading 'Women's Strike' as they attend a demonstration against a decision by the Constitutional Court on abortion law restriction, in Warsaw

Protestors hold a banner reading ‘Women’s Strike’ as they attend a demonstration against a decision by the Constitutional Court on abortion law restriction, in Warsaw

People protest against imposing further restrictions on abortion law, near the house of Law and Justice leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski in Warsaw, Poland

People protest against imposing further restrictions on abortion law, near the house of Law and Justice leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski in Warsaw, Poland

People protest against imposing further restrictions on abortion law, near the house of Law and Justice leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski in Warsaw, Poland

From now on, abortions will only be allowed in instances of rape or incest, or if there is a threat to the mother’s life.

The Polish presidency and Archbishop Stanislaw Gadecki, the head of the Polish Episcopal Conference, welcomed the verdict.

The constitutional court has been reformed by the PiS government, and has since been accused of counting many judges loyal to the party in its ranks.

The country of 38 million people sees fewer than 2,000 legal abortions a year, but women’s groups estimate that up to 200,000 procedures are performed illegally or abroad.

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