Near-Total Abortion Ban Takes Effect in Poland Amid Protests
The restriction of abortion comes amid a broader erosion of civil liberties and democratic norms under right-wing populist governments in Poland.
- Published 28 January 2021
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WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A near-total ban on abortion has taken effect in Poland and triggered a new round of nationwide protests three months after a top court ruled that the abortion of congenitally damaged fetuses is unconstitutional. Led by a women’s rights group, Women’s Strike, people poured onto the streets of Warsaw and other cities late Wednesday. More anti-government demonstrations are planned for Thursday evening. Poland’s top human rights official denounced the further restriction…