Thousands of people have taken to streets across Poland against plans to further tighten the abortion laws, already among Europe’s strictest.
A bill in parliament seeks to ban abortions in cases of foetal abnormality – one of the few exceptions allowed under the current law.
Anti-abortion groups say many terminations involve foetuses diagnosed with Down’s Syndrome.
Pro-choice groups say more women will be forced into illegal terminations.
The „Black Friday“ protests against the bill are being held in the capital Warsaw and other cities.
What is the law in Poland now?
Abortion is already mostly banned. The only exceptions are for severe and irreversible damage to the foetus, a serious threat to the mother’s…