Poland’s abortion laws: activists blame grip of ‘hardline’ church

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Campaigners believe Catholic priests are exerting political leverage to further restrict women’s reproductive rights

Carmen Fishwick

Thursday 27 October 2016 07.30 BST

“It’s a strange thing to say about a country in the middle of Europe, in the 21st century, but this is how it works – nearly all politicians here are afraid of the Catholic church,” said Anna Leszczyńska, a women’s rights activist.

Thousands of campaigners marched through Poland’s largest cities on Sunday and Monday to protest against the government’s proposals to further restrict abortion laws in the country.

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Source: The Guardian