What’s Current: Polish women to strike in protest of abortion ban

Protest against plans to introduce new abortion law in Poland. (Image: Tomasz Gzell/EPA)
Protest against plans to introduce new abortion law in Poland. (Image: Tomasz Gzell/EPA)

Female workers in Poland will strike on Monday, in order to protest and draw attention to attempts by the right wing government to ban abortion, even in cases of rape or if the woman’s life is in danger. Called the “black protest”, strikes will be taking place in over 60 Polish cities and a number of businesses and corporations have pledged to shut their doors in solidarity.

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Meghan Murphy is a freelance writer and journalist. She has been podcasting and writing about feminism since 2010 and has published work in numerous national and international publications, including The Spectator, UnHerd, the CBC, New Statesman, Vice, Al Jazeera, The Globe and Mail, and more. Meghan completed a Masters degree in the department of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies at Simon Fraser University in 2012 and lives in Vancouver, B.C. with her dog.

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