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.
Thousands of women went on strike in Poland on Monday to protest the Polish government’s attempt at new legislation that would guarantee a five-year prison sentence for women who have abortions, as well as for the doctors who provid...
WARSAW (Reuters) - Thousands attended a pro-choice rally outside parliament in Warsaw on Sunday after the powerful leader of Poland's ruling party backed a call by Polish Catholic bishops for a full ban on pregnancy terminations.
Thousands of women in Poland and across Europe wore black and skipped work on Monday to protest a proposed law that would ban abortions under all circumstances, making the procedure a crime punishable by five years in prison.
Abortion is already illegal in Poland, with exceptions for rape, incest and the mother's life. Legislators are proposing a total ban, prompting thousands of women to boycott work and school on Monday.