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Women In Poland Protest Legislative Proposal For Total Ban On Abortion

Associated Press: Women in Poland strike to protest proposal for abortion ban
“Polish women donned black, waved black flags, and took to Poland’s streets in large numbers on Monday, boycotting jobs and classes as part of a nationwide strike to protest a legislative proposal for a total ban on abortion…” (10/3).

Financial Times: Polish women stage strike over plans for total ban on abortion
“…Legislation working its way through Poland’s parliament would outlaw all terminations, even in the case of rape, incest, or a threat to the mother’s health, tightening what are already some of Europe’s most restrictive abortion laws…” (Huber/Foy, 10/3).

The Guardian: Polish women strike over planned abortion ban
“…Women were wearing black in a sign of mourning for the feared loss of reproductive rights; they have also warned that some women will die if the proposal passes as it stands now…” (Davies, 10/3).

Los Angeles Times: Polish women protest proposal to ban abortions in almost all cases
“…Monday’s protest in Poland, where 60 cities were reported to have participated in the action, garnered support from around the world — from England and Ireland to Taiwan, France, and Russia…” (Simmons, 10/3).

Quartz: Clad in black, Polish women refused to go to work to protest a proposed abortion ban
“…The proposed abortion ban is a citizen-sponsored legislation, signed by 400,000 people and pushed by a group of conservative lawyers, some of whom allegedly have ties to the powerful and secretive Catholic organization Opus Dei, according to Gazeta Wyborcza…” (Kozlowska, 10/3).

Washington Post: Polish women go on nationwide strike against proposed abortion ban
“…There were counter-demonstrations, as well, with antiabortion protesters marching in white clothes to distinguish themselves from their ideological opponents…” (Noack, 10/3).

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