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Abortion in Poland: politics, progression and regression

Author(s): Julia Hussein, Jane Cottingham, Wanda Nowicka, Eszter Kismodi

In: Reproductive Health Matters, Vol 26, No 52, 2018, pp. 11-14

On the 23rd March 2018, tens of thousands of Polish citizens demonstrated against the right-wing populist government’s renewed attempt (after its defeat in 2016) to make the existing abortion laws even more restrictive. In what has become known as the #BlackProtest movement, people dressed in black to show their opposition to attempts to restrict abortion. This paper explores the laws, regulations and policies related to abortion in Poland within a wider global context.