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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