Thousands protest against proposed Poland abortion law

Demonstrators protest proposals that would tighten abortion laws in front of parliament, on April 9, 2016 in Warsaw, with banners that read 'Sentenced to death by pro-life defenders'More than 3,000 people protested in Warsaw on Saturday against proposals to tighten Poland’s abortion law, which is already one of the most restrictive in Europe. Anti-abortion activists backed by the Roman Catholic church — some 90 percent of Poles identify as Catholic — have tabled a citizen’s bill in parliament that would allow abortion only where it was necessary to save the mother’s life. “I want women in Poland to have the same choice as in civilised countries, where the right to abortion is normal,” said protester Urszula Kwasna, 37.

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