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Polish marchers demand easier access to abortion

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Paweł Kononczuk 06.03.2016 20:22
Several hundred demonstrators marched through central Warsaw on Sunday demanding easier access to abortion and an end to economic inequality.
Pro-abortion march in Warsaw. Photo: PAP/Marcin Obara Pro-abortion march in Warsaw. Photo: PAP/Marcin Obara

A counter-demonstration was held by the Pro-Right to Life organisation.

Marchers on the first demonstration, many of them feminists, left-wingers and supporters of the LGBT movement, brandished banners with slogans such as: "We demand legal, free abortion, free creches and kindergartens."

The motto of the demonstration, held in the run-up to International Women's Day on March 8, was: "Abortion in Defence of Life.”

Supporters of the counter-demonstration ridiculed that phrase, claiming it was a contradiction in terms. But exchanges between the two groups were peaceful, Polish Radio reported.

Poland, a staunchly Roman Catholic country, has some of the strictest abortion laws in Europe.

The organisers of the pro-abortion march said many women decide to have terminations anyway, but in conditions that often put their life in danger. (pk)

Source: PAP/Polskie Radio

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