Polish women protest again as ruling party heats up abortion row

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Mon Oct 24, 2016 | 1:20pm EDT
By Marcin Goettig | WARSAW - Reuters

Hundreds of women marched again in Polish cities on Monday to oppose proposals for tight restrictions on abortion after earlier protests effectively scuttled a near-total ban on terminating pregnancies.

They reacted to comments by Jaroslaw Kaczynski, head of the conservative ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party, that even severely deformed fetuses should not be aborted so they could be baptized and properly buried.

Television reports showed hundreds of women dressed in black protesting on the streets of major Polish cities including Katowice, Wroclaw, Poznan, Gdansk, Warsaw and Bialystok.

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Source: Reuters