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Women’s protest leads Polish Congress to vote down abortion ban

The government said that protests against the bill had given ministers “food for thought”. Poland already has among the tightest abortion laws in Europe, and the proposal sought to ban all abortions unless the mother’s life was at risk. Read more on BBC.

Read also more news and analysis on the event in Poland:

Polish women skip work to protest against an abortion ban – The Economist

“This victory on abortion has empowered Polish women – we’ll never be the same.” (Krystyna Kacpura, 6 October 2016) – International Campaign for Women’s Right to Safe Abortion

Polish Women Hail Victory in Abortion Standoff and Seek More – New York Times

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