‘This is war’: opposition politicians in Poland take abortion protests to parliament

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    Opposition politicians brought protests over a near-total ban on abortion in Poland to the floor of parliament. Joanna Scheuring-Wielgus, from the opposition Lewica (Left) party, led a protest of other opposition members wearing masks and T-shirts bearing the lightning bolt symbol of the ‘Women’s Strike’ movement, which has been leading nationwide protests on the abortion ban. They held up placards with slogans such as ‘this is war’ and ‘legalise abortion’, before walking to the benches where lawmakers from the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party were sitting. There have been protests across Poland after a court ruling said abortion due to foetal abnormalities, for which the majority of legal abortions are performed in Poland, was unconstitutional. Polish pro-choice protests continue with blockades and red paint

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