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Canada Demonstrations for the right to abortion continue in Poland

01:15  27 october  2020
01:15  27 october  2020 Source:   rfi.fr

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LES MANIFESTATIONS POUR LE DROIT À L'IVG SE POURSUIVENT EN POLOGNE © Reuters / KACPER PEMPEL DEMONSTRATIONS FOR THE RIGHT TO ABORTION SE CONTINUE IN POLAND

WARSAW (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of Poles once again took to the streets in several cities across the country on Monday to protest against the almost total ban on abortion rights.

"Enough", "I want the choice, not the terror" could we read on the signs waved by the demonstrators gathered in dozens of cities of the country despite the restrictions linked to the coronavirus epidemic, which prohibit public gatherings .

"I will stay here until the end," said Piotr Wybanski, 31, on one of the main avenues in Warsaw. “It doesn't matter if it means a week, a month, three months or three years. I will protest here every day,” he said.

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More demonstrations are planned this weekend. Poland already has some of the most draconian abortion laws in Europe, and on The long read: A year ago, mass protests in Poland defeated a new abortion ban. But the ruling party, supported by the church, continues to cut reproductive rights

Rights groups both in Poland and internationally have condemned the legislation and called on parliament to reject it out of hand. Poland already has some of the strictest legislation in Europe, with abortion illegal except in cases of rape or incest, where the mother’s life is at risk or where there are


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The Polish Constitutional Court on Thursday invalidated a provision authorizing voluntary interruption pregnancy (abortion) in case of malformation of the fetus.

Once the court's decision comes into force, only rape, incest and serious risks to the life or health of the mother can justify termination of pregnancy. These cases represented about 2% of abortions performed in recent years.

The demonstrators denounce a Constitutional Tribunal subservient to the ultraconservative Catholic Law and Justice party, the PiS in power since 2015 in Poland.

A large protest rally is planned for Friday in Warsaw.

(Anna Wlodarczak-Semczuk and Jakub Stezycki; French version Jean-Stéphane Brosse)

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