'Save Women' rally in Poland against near-total abortion ban

People attend the anti-government, pro-abortion demonstration in front of Polish Pariament in Warsaw, PolandDressed in black, thousands of protesters gathered Saturday outside the Polish parliament in Warsaw to protest against a proposed near-total ban on abortion in devoutly Catholic Poland. At the rally, called by the “Save Women” pro-choice coalition, people waved black flags and banners saying “Stop the fanatics in power” and “We need doctors, not police”. The governing conservative Law and Justice (PiS) party, which controls parliament, has proposed a bill that would allow terminations only if the mother’s life is at risk and increase the maximum jail term for practitioners from two to five years.

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