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Poland’s Government U-Turns on Abortion Ban After Mass Protest

The Monday strike action by Polish women against a restrictive abortion proposal that would have seen the procedure banned under all circumstances—including in cases of rape and incest—appears to have worked. On Wednesday, Jaros?aw Gowin, the minister of science and higher education in Poland, said the strike and other protests “caused us to think and taught us humility,” the Associated Press reports.
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