Thousands of Poles demonstrate against tightening abortion law

Updated:8 months, 3 weeks ago IST

Poland, Mar 25 (ANI): Thousands of Poles dressed in black thronged various cities across the country, demonstrating against the tightening of the already restrictive abortion laws by the ruling conservatives and the powerful Catholic Church. If passed, the "Stop Abortion" draft bill would remove the main legal recourse Polish women have for getting a termination. Under current rules, abortion is allowed under three circumstances - danger to the mother's health, rape or incest, and when prenatal tests show serious, irreversible damage to the fetus. The bill, already approved for further debate by the lower chamber of parliament in January and by a parliamentary committee earlier this week, would remove the third category, which currently covers more than 90 percent of legal abortions.

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