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Women Go On Strike In Poland To Protest Proposed Anti-Abortion Law

WARSAW, Oct 3 (Reuters) - Thousands of women in black went on strike across Poland on Monday, closing down restaurants, government offices and university classes, and blocking access to the ruling party headquarters in Warsaw to protest against plans for a total ban on abortion. Legislation proposed by an independent group would forbid any termination, tightening Poland ’s already restrictive rules that allow abortion only in the case of rape, incest or a threat to the mother’s health, or when the baby is likely to be permanently handicapped.
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