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Poland abortion ruling sparks ‘women’s strike’

A strike is under way in Poland by women opposed to a court ruling that introduced a near-total ban on abortion in the mainly Catholic country.

Crowds have protested in several cities for the seventh-day running against the decision that outlawed terminations on the grounds of severe health defects.

  • BBC

An opinion poll conducted for Gazeta Wyborcza suggested that 59% of those surveyed disagreed with the change.

The powerful ruling party leader said the decision could not be reversed.

Jaroslaw Kaczynski, who is also the deputy prime minister and widely considered to be the…

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