At 6 p.m. on Monday evening, Warsaw protesters against a constitutional court ruling which introduced a near total ban on abortion in Poland, began a march from the de Gaulle Roundabout, where they had been blocking traffic, to the seat of the Sejm (lower house).
The ongoing protests against a recent court ban on abortion on foetal damage grounds are a national rebellion that cannot be ignored. It is now up to the government to initiate dialogue in the matter, Senate (upper house) Speaker Tomasz Grodzki said on Thursday.
The Women's Strike movement has presented plans for a mass demonstration on Friday against a recent court ruling that could lead to a near-total ban on abortion.
Former Polish PM Donald Tusk on Thursday appealed to Poland's government to withdraw from its confrontation with mass-protesting opponents of a recent ban on abortion due to foetal damage. Tusk currently heads the EP's European People's Party (EPP) faction.
Jarosław Kaczyński, leader of Poland's ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party, has blamed the opposition for the mass protests which erupted countrywide following last Thursday's passage of a ban on abortion due to foetal damage.
Taking to Twitter on Wednesday, Kinga Duda was reacting to a ruling by the Constitutional Tribunal (TK) last Thursday which found abortion due to foetal defects to be unconstitutional.
Primate of Poland Archbishop Wojciech Polak in a Tuesday letter to the faithful wrote that Christians have the duty to de-escalate conflicts instead of fueling them, as he referred to ongoing protests against a recent near-total abortion ban.
Demonstrations amid the pandemic will cost many people their lives and those who promote them and take part in them bring about a collective danger and commit a grave crime, Jarosław Kaczyński, leader of Poland's conservative ruling party Law and Justice (PiS) said on Tuesday.
Poland's opposition groupings criticised on Tuesday the government's efforts to support children with disabiltities, as presented in a report on the "For Life" programme by Family Minister Marlena Maląg. The opposition said the programme was full of "cynicism and hypocrisy."
No one has the right to kill unborn children, Family Minister Marlena Maląg said on Tuesday in the Sejm (lower house), presenting a report on government support for the disabled as she referred to Thursday's ban on abortion due to foetal defects.