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Portraits of Women on Strike Against Poland's Ban on Abortion

Women from all over the country skipped work or school and went on a general strike to oppose the complete ban on abortion.
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Women Strike in Poland to Protest a Proposed Ban on All Abortions

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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.

Polish Women Hold 'Black Monday' Strike To Protest Proposed Abortion Ban

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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.

Polish women go on nationwide strike against proposed abortion ban

News : BlogPost

LONDON — Women all over Poland went on strike Monday to protest the government's plans for a total ban on abortions. It was unclear how many women participated nationally, but organizers estimated that up to 6 million women joined i...

Women in Poland to Strike Over Abortion Ban

News : Newsweek: US

Women in Poland are planning a strike against a mooted change to the country’s abortion laws. Poland’s hard-right Law and Justice (PiS) government, which took office last October, is trying to push through a law that would further t...

Millions of Women in Poland Skipped Work Today to Fight for Women's Rights

News / Independent News : Mother Jones

Nearly six million women in Poland went on strike today, protesting a comprehensive ban on abortion that has begun to make its way through the country's legislature. Poland already has some of Europe's strictest abortion laws. The p...


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