Polish parliamentary committee rejects controversial abortion bill

Polish parliament’s justice and human rights committee Wednesday rejected the citizen-initiated draft bill envisaging a total abortion, which brought about mass protests by women across the country.

On Monday tens of thousands of Polish women took part in nationwide protests against the possible tightening of the abortion law. Dressed in black as a symbol of mourning for their reproductive rights they marched through the streets of Polish cities having gone on strike from work and school.

Jaroslaw Gowin, the minister of science and higher education, said that the protests have been a lesson in “humility” for the country’s leadership and that “there will not be a total abortion ban.”

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