Large protests reported in Warsaw, Poznan, Kraków, Lublin and many cities in Poland after the abortion law passed by the Constitutional Tribunal yesterday.

The constitutional tribunal of Poland approved yesterday a new abortion ban forbidding the abortion of a malformed fetus. Abortion will be authorized under two circumstances, if the pregnancy is due to a rape or if the mother’s life is in danger.

After approving the law, protests started in Warsaw, in other cities in Poland and also abroad with an international coverage by many media The New York Times, BBC News, Le Monde, Le Figaro, El País…

The protests started in the city center of Warsaw and reached Żoliborz just before midnight to reach Jarosław Kaczyński’s house yesterday and today large protests were reported in Warsaw and all the big cities in Poland, in Poznan, Kraków, Gdańsk, Częstochowa, Lublin and many more.

Protests from the city center of Warsaw to Żoliborz by Maciej Margas from Poland On Air.

On April 16th, 2020, the Sejm decided to refer an anti-abortion draft to the health and social policy and family committees to work on it and possibly submit another version.

“I am a strong opponent of eugenic abortion and I believe that killing children with disabilities is simply a murder” – Andrzej Duda – President of Poland 

Jarosław Kaczyński, President of the PIS said that they will pass the bill without protest when it is possible.

4 years ago, in 2016, a hundred of thousands people protested against very hard ban of abortion banning the possibility of abortion even if there is a risk of death for the mother, if the fetus is deformed or dies. In 2017, a new law was about to be debated but after other protests this law was postponed. 

Photo: Czarny Protest – 01/10/2016 – Wikimedia

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