A leader of the Polish Women’s Strike, the movement that has led mass nationwide protests against a near total abortion ban in Poland, has been charged with criminal felonies.
Protests against Poland's new abortion law take place in cities across the country.
The controversial ban on abortion in nearly all circumstances was delayed by the government due to widespread protests over the measure.
Pro-choice activists celebrate outside the parliament building after the Argentine Senate approved a bill to legalize abortion.
Thousands demonstrated in Warsaw to protest against a Constitutional Court ruling imposing an almost total ban on abortion in Poland, and also to demand the resignation of the ruling PiS government.
"We can't allow our daughters to have fewer rights than their mothers and that's what's happening right now in Poland," said MEP Iratxe Garcia Perez.
Protests have raged in Poland following a court ruling that imposed a near-total ban on abortion.
Police have warned demonstrators that gatherings are banned under pandemic-era regulations.
"We must defend Polish churches, we must defend them at every price," Jaroslaw Kaczynski said, drawing condemnation from the opposition who accused him of "inciting civil war."