By Elizabeth Roberts and Antonia Mortensen, CNN
Updated 5:54 PM ET, Mon October 3, 2016
- The country already has some of the strictest regulations on abortion
- If law passes, a woman who has an abortion could get up to five years in prison
(CNN)Millions of Polish women staged a nationwide strike Monday against a proposed ban on all abortions in the country.
Many took the day off work and school and did not do domestic chores in a day of action inspired by a 1975 women's strike in Iceland.
Some businesses had to close for the day as a result, while others were staffed by men only.
Thousands of protesters took to the streets of Warsaw in a pro-choice march to mark what organizers called "Black Monday."
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