Pro-choice Poles protest move towards tighter abortion control

Around 2,000 women gathered Saturday in front of the Polish parliament after lawmakers signalled they may further tighten access to abortions in the mainly Catholic country. MPs on Wednesday voted down one draft bill that would have liberalised the law while also sending for further consideration a separate proposal to prohibit the procedure for foetuses with deformities, which critics say would amount to a near-total abortion ban. Protesters braved the cold weather to express their discontent, with some carrying banners reading "Shame!" and "Women will die without abortions". "The women...

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By: France 24 - Saturday, 13 January

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