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Poland Protesters Denounce Court Ruling Banning Nearly All Abortions

HeadlineOct 28, 2020

In Poland, protests continue following a constitutional court ruling last week that banned almost all forms of abortion, tightening anti-choice laws that were already among the most restrictive in Europe. Demonstrators took to the streets Tuesday, blocking public transit and streets in one of Warsaw’s richest neighborhoods.

Protester: “The truth is that there is going to be a chain of illegal, underground abortions now, which means that a lot of them will be conducted in inhumane conditions, completely devastating conditions.”

Meanwhile, lawmakers opposing the near-total ban on abortion led a protest inside the Polish Parliament Tuesday, wearing T-shirts and masks with a lightning bolt symbol representing the Women’s Strike movement.

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