Polish protesters target church masses over near-total abortion ban

It is first time protests have been held directly at churches, both inside and out, in the predominantly Catholic country where the Constitutional Court ruling has now triggered four days of demonstrations. The ruling that abortions due to foetal defects were unconstitutional ends the most common of the few legal grounds left in Poland and sets the country further apart from the European mainstream. Several dozen of protesters interrupted a mass in Poznan, in western Poland, chanting “we are sick of this” and holding banners such as “Catholic women also need their right to abortion” in front of the altar, state news agency PAP reported.

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