Portraits of Women on Strike Against Poland’s Ban on Abortion

October 4, 2016
Photos by Karol Grygoruk

This article originally appeared on VICE Poland

Monday, the 3rd of October, was marked "Black Monday" in Poland. Women from all over the country went on a nationwide, general strike to oppose a new proposed anti-abortion law. The new law would make abortions illegal in the country – with women who have an abortion and doctors facilitating the procedure facing up to five years in prison.

Several protests have taken place all over the country over the last few weeks but yesterday Polish women took it one step further by skipping work or school, dressing in black and coming together to demand their right to use their body as they wish. We asked a few of them to explain their motivation to strike.

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Source: Vice.com