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Poland: Police using 'excessive violence' against peaceful protesters
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Poland: Eleventh day of anti-government, pro-abortion protests
Marches were held in several Polish cities on Sunday despite coronavirus restrictions, and followed a 100,000-strong protest in Warsaw on Friday.
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A decision last week by the country's constitutional court banned virtually all abortions, sparking a week of protests.
Poland's president appears to backtrack on abortion view amid protests
A recent ruling by the country's constitutional court banned virtually all abortions, sparking a week of protests.
Poland deploys riot police as pro-abortion protests spread
NGOs have condemned the use of riot police officers and the military and accused law enforcement of using excessive force against peaceful protesters.
Row as Polish leader says 'defend churches' from pro-abortion protests
"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."
Poland protesters tussle with police after abortion ruling
"Throwing in the topic of abortion and holding a pseudo-tribunal on it in the middle of a raging pandemic is more than cynicism. This is political villainy," said former Polish PM and President of the European Parliament Donald Tusk.
Legal action in Italy after mothers' names marked on foetuses' graves
An investigation in Italy is trying to establish why the names of the mothers who had their foetuses aborted were engraved on crosses without their consent.
Spanish government wants to repeal parental consent rule for abortions
It would allow 16 and 17-year-olds to terminate a pregnancy without getting consent from their parents.
European nations see small drop in support for abortion rights
Despite the decline, the overwhelming majority of people in most European nations support the right to abortion.
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"If things continue on this path, Poland will be unrecognisable, compared with other EU countries," writes Caroline Hickson, regional director at the International Planned Parenthood Federation European Network.
Polish MPs vote to delay controversial abortion & sex education bills
"It is shameful that parliamentarians did not reject these two retrogressive proposals unequivocally," said Amnesty International Poland.
Poland holds virtual protests against abortion bill during lockdown
Amnesty International say that laws on abortion and sex education "must not be rushed through under cover of COVID-19".
Polish MPs set to debate abortion ban while lockdown prevents protest
Mass protests helped stop a near-total abortion ban in 2016. This time, amid the coronavirus lockdown, that option is not available.
Abortion activists clash in Colombia
Pro- and and anti-abortion activists rallied in Colombia after a court failed to rule whether to allow abortion in the first three months of a pregnancy.
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Yes, you read that right: The GOP wanted to jail doctors who perform abortions. The bills, if they had become law, would have allowed judges to sentence doctors to up to five years in prison. Yes, this is happening in the United States. Yes, you should be outraged.
Thousands of women rally for abortion to be legalised in Argentina
Latin America has some of the strictest abortion laws in the world, say activists.
Women's relief as abortion decriminalised in Northern Ireland
The British province lifted restrictions on abortion and a ban on same sex marriage on Monday at midnight.
Northern Ireland legalises abortion and same-sex marriage
Northern Ireland legalises abortion and same-sex marriage.
Malta Migration Meeting: 'Solidarity a la carte is not workable'
Italy, Malta, France, and Germany are meeting in Valletta to find a temporary solution to relocating migrants rescued at sea, but a more permanent mechanism to deal with migration flows is not on the menu for talks.