Death of pregnant Polish woman sparks new wave of abortion protests in Czechia

On the Day of Polish Independence, protestors marched against hardline abortion laws at the Polish consulate in Ostrava.

Written by Staff

Published on 12.11.2021

Poland’s crackdown on abortion is forcing more and more Polish women to seek
help in the Czech Republic. The “Auntie Czech” collective helping Polish women
get abortions across the border earlier this month marked its first anniversary
with a fundraiser in Prague.

Yesterday, on the occasion of the Day of Polish Independence, around 100 people
met outside the Polish general consulate seat in Ostrava to protest against
tough abortion legislation in Poland. The protest was organized to support
larger-scale efforts taking place in Poland following the death of a pregnant
woman after doctors refused to carry out an abortion to save her.