U.N. Human Rights Experts Denounce Poland Court Ruling Banning Abortion In Cases Of Fetal Impairment, Urge Government To Protect Rights Of Protestors

AP: Poles join nationwide strike in revolt over abortion ruling
“People across Poland are vowing to stay off their jobs on Wednesday as part of a nationwide strike to protest a top court ruling that bans abortions in cases of congenitally damaged fetuses. The nationwide strike comes amid a deepening standoff between angry crowds who have been taking to the streets over the ruling and Poland’s deeply conservative government, which has vowed not to back down…” (Gera, 10/28).

U.N. News: Poland ‘slammed the door shut’ on legal and safe abortions: Human rights experts
“A group of U.N. independent human rights experts have denounced a court ruling in Poland that bans abortions on the ground of fatal or severe fetal impairment, effectively ‘slamming the door shut’ on safe and legal pregnancy terminations. In a statement on Tuesday, the rights experts also called on the Polish authorities to safeguard the rights of men and women protesting against the ruling. Across the country, thousands have taken to the streets in protest of last Thursday’s ruling by the country’s Constitutional Court…” (10/28).

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