Poland abortion ban: Thousands of women take to streets across country to demand reproductive rights
Wave of demonstrations follow proposal to ban termination of sick foetuses
Jan 17, 2018
Women across Poland are set to protest against attempts by the government to further restrict access to abortion.
Demonstrations across at least 50 cities have been organised by Polish Women’s Strike, a coalition of women’s rights groups.
Pro-choice demonstrators plan to wear black as a sign of mourning for their reproductive rights, which have come under threat under the ruling conservative Law and Justice party (Prawo i Sprawiedliwosc, or PiS).