Watch: Thousands of Poles demonstrate against tightening abortion law

Updated:8 months, 3 weeks ago IST

Warsaw (Poland), Mar 24 (ANI): Thousands of Poles dressed in black protested across the country against an attempt by the ruling conservatives and the powerful Catholic Church to ban most abortions. Protestors carried large red signs shaped like hands with the word Stop, as well as others with slogans such as we want choice, not terrorising. The Stop Abortion draft bill, opposed by numerous rights groups, would remove the main legal recourse Polish women have for getting a termination in a country that already has one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the European Union. Under current rules, abortion is allowed under in three circumstances - danger to the mother's health, rape or incest, and when prenatal tests show serious, irreversible damage to the fetus.

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