Polish PM defends new abortion law as women take to streets

Last week’s tightening of the rules has sparked protests across the country.

BY LAURENZ GEHRKE
October 27, 2020

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki on Tuesday defended last week’s tightening of abortion laws as protests against the move continued across the country.

“The situations that we are seeing in the streets and which amount to acts of aggression, vandalism … are absolutely inadmissible and should not be taking place at all,” Morawiecki, of the right-wing Law and Justice Party (PiS), said Tuesday morning, adding that people should not be gathering amid the country’s worsening coronavirus situation.

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