“Black Protest” against abortion ban take the streets of Poland

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Published September 26, 2016
By Giacomo Galardini

Thousands of participants across Poland took to the streets Sunday against the new law advanced recently by the ruling party Law and Justice (PiS) which would ban all abortions.

The gatherings took place in Poland’s ten biggest cities and also in other major cities worldwide under the slogan #CzarnyProtest (Black Protest), put forward and organized by Dziewuchy dziewuchom (Wenches to Wenches), a feminist organization which opposes the strengthening of the current abortion regulations.

The demonstrations also gained support from a variety of anti-PiS political groups such as The Committee for Defense of Democracy (Komitet Obrony Demokracji, KOD) and the left-wing political party Razem (Together). The feminist organization has put together similar protests since the bill was brought to the table earlier this year by a citizens’ initiative backed by the Catholic Church.

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Source: New Europe