The Prime Minister and President are suggesting legal compromises, but campaigners will not concede to anything less than access to safe abortions on demand and are planning more demonstrations
In a decision that has torn the country apart, Poland’s top court has declared war on women’s rights, banning almost all abortions. So how did this happen and what’s being done about it?
Hospitals in Poland have been turning away women seeking abortions even though a court ruling that has instituted a near-total ban on terminations has not yet taken effect.
Now, activists around the world are showing solidarity with those in Poland, sharing photos of themselves alongside the hashtags, #PiekloKobiet (‘Hell of women’), #AborcjaBezGranic (‘Abortion without borders’), and #WyrokNaKobiety (‘Sentence on women’).
Enormous protests are taking place across Poland in response to a new ruling striking down part of the 1993 abortion law – something that effectively amounts to a legal ban in a country that already took a very restrictive approach … Continued
Protests continued over the weekend with anger over a ruling by Poland’s Constitutional Court more than a week ago which tightened the country’s already restrictive laws on abortion.
“The resistance is ready.”
Need an abortion? We are here for you. Women and pregnant people in Poland. We see you. We hear you. We will hold you in our arms, shower you with radical compassion and help you get abortions.
Standard Issue: International Safe Abortion Day 2020
“If they’re weighing their options, trying to decide if they should keep the baby or give it up for adoption, they more likely to reach out to a family doctor, a parent or family member, or other groups already in … Continued