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Poland Enacts Near-Total Ban on Abortions, Triggering More Protests

HeadlineJan 28, 2021

Poland has put into effect its near-total ban on abortions. Thousands poured onto the streets Wednesday night to decry the move.

Gabriela Stepniak: “I want us to have our basic rights, the right to decide about our bodies, the right to decide what we want to do and if we want to bear children and in what circumstances to have children.”

The ban comes three months after Poland’s highest court declared almost all abortions to be unconstitutional, prompting the largest protests since the Solidarity movement of the 1980s.

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