Scientists at the Warsaw Mummy Project discovered the foetus was covered with natron, a naturally occurring mixture of sodium carbonate decahydrate, to dry the body and began to “pickle” in an acidic environment.
Poland's Left (Lewica) opposition party has called on the country's episcopate to back down from its position that Covid-19 vaccines are made of human foetuses.
The Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights (HFHR) has said it is interceding in the matter of Polish hospitals applying a ruling by the Constitutional Tribunal (TK) banning abortions on the grounds of foetal damage even though the ruling has not been published.
Seventy percent of Poles support the ongoing mass street demonstrations against the top court ruling which would see almost all abortions made illegal in Poland, a recent survey by the Kantar pollster shows.
Fifty-nine percent of respondents to a Kantar poll for the Gazeta Wyborcza daily said they supported women's right to abort a foetus if it was permanently and irreversibly deformed.
Thousands of people continued their protests in Polish cities on Saturday after a recent Constitutional Tribunal verdict put a near-total ban on abortion, with demonstrations held in Warsaw, the northern city of Gdańsk and central Łódź.
Władysław Kosiniak-Kamysz, leader of the agrarian Polish People's Party (PSL), appealed to PM Morawiecki on Saturday not to publish a recent Constitutional Tribunal verdict putting a near-total ban on abortion as crowds of people staged protests across Poland.
Protests are continuing in several Polish cities against new abortion laws which ban abortion due to foetal defects. In Warsaw protesters gathered near the home of ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski.
The ruling by the constitutional court could lead to a near-total ban on abortion.