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Protests as Poland rules almost total ban on abortions

A woman wearing a rainbow-themed protective face mask attends a protest against the ruling by Poland's Constitutional Tribunal that imposes a near-total ban on abortion, in front of the Parliament in Warsaw, Poland October 27, 2020. Slawomir Kaminski/Agencja Gazeta via REUTERS  

A woman wearing a rainbow-themed protective face mask attends a protest against the ruling by Poland's Constitutional Tribunal that imposes a near-total ban on abortion, in front of the Parliament in Warsaw, Poland October 27, 2020. Slawomir...more

A woman wearing a rainbow-themed protective face mask attends a protest against the ruling by Poland's Constitutional Tribunal that imposes a near-total ban on abortion, in front of the Parliament in Warsaw, Poland October 27, 2020. Slawomir Kaminski/Agencja Gazeta via REUTERS  
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People protest against the ruling by Poland's Constitutional Tribunal that imposes a near-total ban on abortion, in Lodz, Poland October 27, 2020. Tomasz Stanczak/Agencja Gazeta via REUTERS

People protest against the ruling by Poland's Constitutional Tribunal that imposes a near-total ban on abortion, in Lodz, Poland October 27, 2020. Tomasz Stanczak/Agencja Gazeta via REUTERS

People protest against the ruling by Poland's Constitutional Tribunal that imposes a near-total ban on abortion, in Lodz, Poland October 27, 2020. Tomasz Stanczak/Agencja Gazeta via REUTERS
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A demonstrator holds a flare during a protest against the ruling by Poland's Constitutional Tribunal that imposes a near-total ban on abortion, in Wroclaw, Poland October 26, 2020. Tomasz Pietrzyk/Agencja Gazeta via REUTERS

A demonstrator holds a flare during a protest against the ruling by Poland's Constitutional Tribunal that imposes a near-total ban on abortion, in Wroclaw, Poland October 26, 2020. Tomasz Pietrzyk/Agencja Gazeta via REUTERS

A demonstrator holds a flare during a protest against the ruling by Poland's Constitutional Tribunal that imposes a near-total ban on abortion, in Wroclaw, Poland October 26, 2020. Tomasz Pietrzyk/Agencja Gazeta via REUTERS
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People protest against the ruling by Poland's Constitutional Tribunal that imposes a near-total ban on abortion, in Wroclaw, Poland October 26, 2020. Tomasz Pietrzyk/Agencja Gazeta via REUTERS

People protest against the ruling by Poland's Constitutional Tribunal that imposes a near-total ban on abortion, in Wroclaw, Poland October 26, 2020. Tomasz Pietrzyk/Agencja Gazeta via REUTERS

People protest against the ruling by Poland's Constitutional Tribunal that imposes a near-total ban on abortion, in Wroclaw, Poland October 26, 2020. Tomasz Pietrzyk/Agencja Gazeta via REUTERS
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People protest against the ruling by Poland's Constitutional Tribunal that imposes a near-total ban on abortion, in front of the Parliament in Warsaw, Poland October 27, 2020. Maciek Jazwiecki/Agencja Gazeta via REUTERS

People protest against the ruling by Poland's Constitutional Tribunal that imposes a near-total ban on abortion, in front of the Parliament in Warsaw, Poland October 27, 2020. Maciek Jazwiecki/Agencja Gazeta via REUTERS

People protest against the ruling by Poland's Constitutional Tribunal that imposes a near-total ban on abortion, in front of the Parliament in Warsaw, Poland October 27, 2020. Maciek Jazwiecki/Agencja Gazeta via REUTERS
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Police officers stand guard outside St. John the Baptist Cathedral during a protest against the ruling by Poland's Constitutional Tribunal that imposes a near-total ban on abortion, in Wroclaw, Poland October 26, 2020. Tomasz Pietrzyk/Agencja Gazeta via REUTERS

Police officers stand guard outside St. John the Baptist Cathedral during a protest against the ruling by Poland's Constitutional Tribunal that imposes a near-total ban on abortion, in Wroclaw, Poland October 26, 2020. Tomasz Pietrzyk/Agencja Gazeta...more

Police officers stand guard outside St. John the Baptist Cathedral during a protest against the ruling by Poland's Constitutional Tribunal that imposes a near-total ban on abortion, in Wroclaw, Poland October 26, 2020. Tomasz Pietrzyk/Agencja Gazeta via REUTERS
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Member of Polish Parliament Marcelina Zawisza holds a child as she speaks during a news conference on a protest against the ruling by the Constitutional Tribunal that imposes a near-total ban on abortion, at the Parliament in Warsaw, Poland October 27, 2020. Slawomir Kaminski/Agencja Gazeta/via REUTERS

Member of Polish Parliament Marcelina Zawisza holds a child as she speaks during a news conference on a protest against the ruling by the Constitutional Tribunal that imposes a near-total ban on abortion, at the Parliament in Warsaw, Poland October...more

Member of Polish Parliament Marcelina Zawisza holds a child as she speaks during a news conference on a protest against the ruling by the Constitutional Tribunal that imposes a near-total ban on abortion, at the Parliament in Warsaw, Poland October 27, 2020. Slawomir Kaminski/Agencja Gazeta/via REUTERS
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A woman stands in front of police officers as demonstrators block a street during a protest against the ruling by Poland's Constitutional Tribunal that imposes a near-total ban on abortion, in Warsaw, Poland October 26, 2020.  Jedrzej Nowicki/Agencja Gazeta via REUTERS

A woman stands in front of police officers as demonstrators block a street during a protest against the ruling by Poland's Constitutional Tribunal that imposes a near-total ban on abortion, in Warsaw, Poland October 26, 2020.  Jedrzej...more

A woman stands in front of police officers as demonstrators block a street during a protest against the ruling by Poland's Constitutional Tribunal that imposes a near-total ban on abortion, in Warsaw, Poland October 26, 2020.  Jedrzej Nowicki/Agencja Gazeta via REUTERS
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Demonstrators block a street during a protest against the ruling by Poland's Constitutional Tribunal that imposes a near-total ban on abortion, in Krakow, Poland October 26, 2020.  Jakub Porzycki/Agencja Gazeta via REUTERS

Demonstrators block a street during a protest against the ruling by Poland's Constitutional Tribunal that imposes a near-total ban on abortion, in Krakow, Poland October 26, 2020.  Jakub Porzycki/Agencja Gazeta via REUTERS

Demonstrators block a street during a protest against the ruling by Poland's Constitutional Tribunal that imposes a near-total ban on abortion, in Krakow, Poland October 26, 2020.  Jakub Porzycki/Agencja Gazeta via REUTERS
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Women hold placards reading "Women's Strike" as demonstrators block a street during a protest against the ruling by Poland's Constitutional Tribunal that imposes a near-total ban on abortion, in Warsaw, Poland October 26, 2020. Slawomir Kaminski/Agencja Gazeta via REUTERS

Women hold placards reading "Women's Strike" as demonstrators block a street during a protest against the ruling by Poland's Constitutional Tribunal that imposes a near-total ban on abortion, in Warsaw, Poland October 26, 2020. Slawomir...more

Women hold placards reading "Women's Strike" as demonstrators block a street during a protest against the ruling by Poland's Constitutional Tribunal that imposes a near-total ban on abortion, in Warsaw, Poland October 26, 2020. Slawomir Kaminski/Agencja Gazeta via REUTERS
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A man lies on tram tracks as people protest against the ruling by Poland's Constitutional Tribunal that imposes a near-total ban on abortion, in Warsaw, Poland October 26, 2020. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel

A man lies on tram tracks as people protest against the ruling by Poland's Constitutional Tribunal that imposes a near-total ban on abortion, in Warsaw, Poland October 26, 2020. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel

A man lies on tram tracks as people protest against the ruling by Poland's Constitutional Tribunal that imposes a near-total ban on abortion, in Warsaw, Poland October 26, 2020. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel
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People protest against the ruling by Poland's Constitutional Tribunal that imposes a near-total ban on abortion, in Warsaw, Poland October 26, 2020. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel

People protest against the ruling by Poland's Constitutional Tribunal that imposes a near-total ban on abortion, in Warsaw, Poland October 26, 2020. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel

People protest against the ruling by Poland's Constitutional Tribunal that imposes a near-total ban on abortion, in Warsaw, Poland October 26, 2020. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel
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A woman protests against the ruling by Poland's Constitutional Tribunal that imposes a near-total ban on abortion, in Warsaw, Poland October 26, 2020. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel

A woman protests against the ruling by Poland's Constitutional Tribunal that imposes a near-total ban on abortion, in Warsaw, Poland October 26, 2020. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel

A woman protests against the ruling by Poland's Constitutional Tribunal that imposes a near-total ban on abortion, in Warsaw, Poland October 26, 2020. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel
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People protest against imposing further restrictions on abortion law in front of the Catholic Cathedral in Katowice, Poland October 25, 2020. Anna Lewanska/Agencja Gazeta/via REUTERS

People protest against imposing further restrictions on abortion law in front of the Catholic Cathedral in Katowice, Poland October 25, 2020. Anna Lewanska/Agencja Gazeta/via REUTERS

People protest against imposing further restrictions on abortion law in front of the Catholic Cathedral in Katowice, Poland October 25, 2020. Anna Lewanska/Agencja Gazeta/via REUTERS
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Demonstrators hold a protest against the ruling by Poland's Constitutional Tribunal that imposes a near-total ban on abortion, in a cathedral in Lodz, Poland October 25, 2020. Marcin Stepien/Agencja Gazeta via REUTERS

Demonstrators hold a protest against the ruling by Poland's Constitutional Tribunal that imposes a near-total ban on abortion, in a cathedral in Lodz, Poland October 25, 2020. Marcin Stepien/Agencja Gazeta via REUTERS

Demonstrators hold a protest against the ruling by Poland's Constitutional Tribunal that imposes a near-total ban on abortion, in a cathedral in Lodz, Poland October 25, 2020. Marcin Stepien/Agencja Gazeta via REUTERS
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Demonstrators hold a protest against the ruling by Poland's Constitutional Tribunal that imposes a near-total ban on abortion, in Krakow, Poland October 25, 2020. Jakub Porzycki/Agencja Gazeta via REUTERS

Demonstrators hold a protest against the ruling by Poland's Constitutional Tribunal that imposes a near-total ban on abortion, in Krakow, Poland October 25, 2020. Jakub Porzycki/Agencja Gazeta via REUTERS

Demonstrators hold a protest against the ruling by Poland's Constitutional Tribunal that imposes a near-total ban on abortion, in Krakow, Poland October 25, 2020. Jakub Porzycki/Agencja Gazeta via REUTERS
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People protest against the ruling by Poland's Constitutional Tribunal that imposes a near-total ban on abortion, in Warsaw, Poland October 26, 2020. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel

People protest against the ruling by Poland's Constitutional Tribunal that imposes a near-total ban on abortion, in Warsaw, Poland October 26, 2020. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel

People protest against the ruling by Poland's Constitutional Tribunal that imposes a near-total ban on abortion, in Warsaw, Poland October 26, 2020. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel
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People light flares as they protest against the ruling by Poland's Constitutional Tribunal that imposes a near-total ban on abortion, in Warsaw, Poland October 26, 2020. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel

People light flares as they protest against the ruling by Poland's Constitutional Tribunal that imposes a near-total ban on abortion, in Warsaw, Poland October 26, 2020. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel

People light flares as they protest against the ruling by Poland's Constitutional Tribunal that imposes a near-total ban on abortion, in Warsaw, Poland October 26, 2020. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel
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Demonstrators wear protective face masks during a protest against the ruling by Poland's Constitutional Tribunal that imposes a near-total ban on abortion, in Krakow, Poland October 25, 2020. Jakub Porzycki/Agencja Gazeta via REUTERS

Demonstrators wear protective face masks during a protest against the ruling by Poland's Constitutional Tribunal that imposes a near-total ban on abortion, in Krakow, Poland October 25, 2020. Jakub Porzycki/Agencja Gazeta via REUTERS

Demonstrators wear protective face masks during a protest against the ruling by Poland's Constitutional Tribunal that imposes a near-total ban on abortion, in Krakow, Poland October 25, 2020. Jakub Porzycki/Agencja Gazeta via REUTERS
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Demonstrators hold a protest against the ruling by Poland's Constitutional Tribunal that imposes a near-total ban on abortion, in Krakow, Poland October 25, 2020. Jakub Porzycki/Agencja Gazeta via REUTERS

Demonstrators hold a protest against the ruling by Poland's Constitutional Tribunal that imposes a near-total ban on abortion, in Krakow, Poland October 25, 2020. Jakub Porzycki/Agencja Gazeta via REUTERS

Demonstrators hold a protest against the ruling by Poland's Constitutional Tribunal that imposes a near-total ban on abortion, in Krakow, Poland October 25, 2020. Jakub Porzycki/Agencja Gazeta via REUTERS
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People attend a rally in support of Polish demonstrators protesting against imposing further restrictions on abortion law, outside the Polish embassy in Kyiv, Ukraine October 26, 2020. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko

People attend a rally in support of Polish demonstrators protesting against imposing further restrictions on abortion law, outside the Polish embassy in Kyiv, Ukraine October 26, 2020. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko

People attend a rally in support of Polish demonstrators protesting against imposing further restrictions on abortion law, outside the Polish embassy in Kyiv, Ukraine October 26, 2020. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko
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A person holds hangers during a protest against imposing further restrictions on abortion law, in front of the ruling party 'Law and Justice' headquarter in Warsaw, Poland, October 24, 2020. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel

A person holds hangers during a protest against imposing further restrictions on abortion law, in front of the ruling party 'Law and Justice' headquarter in Warsaw, Poland, October 24, 2020. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel

A person holds hangers during a protest against imposing further restrictions on abortion law, in front of the ruling party 'Law and Justice' headquarter in Warsaw, Poland, October 24, 2020. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel
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Demonstrators hold a protest against the ruling by Poland's Constitutional Tribunal that imposes a near-total ban on abortion, at a cathedral in Poznan, Poland October 25, 2020. Piotr Skornicki/Agencja Gazeta via REUTERS

Demonstrators hold a protest against the ruling by Poland's Constitutional Tribunal that imposes a near-total ban on abortion, at a cathedral in Poznan, Poland October 25, 2020. Piotr Skornicki/Agencja Gazeta via REUTERS

Demonstrators hold a protest against the ruling by Poland's Constitutional Tribunal that imposes a near-total ban on abortion, at a cathedral in Poznan, Poland October 25, 2020. Piotr Skornicki/Agencja Gazeta via REUTERS
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Demonstrators hold signs during protest against imposing further restrictions on abortion law in Gdansk, Poland October 24, 2020. Back sign reads, "My body, my choice". REUTERS/Peter Pawlowski

Demonstrators hold signs during protest against imposing further restrictions on abortion law in Gdansk, Poland October 24, 2020. Back sign reads, "My body, my choice". REUTERS/Peter Pawlowski

Demonstrators hold signs during protest against imposing further restrictions on abortion law in Gdansk, Poland October 24, 2020. Back sign reads, "My body, my choice". REUTERS/Peter Pawlowski
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People block a street near the house of Law and Justice leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski during a protest against imposing further restrictions on abortion law in Warsaw, October 23. Poland's Constitutional Tribunal ruled on Thursday that abortion due to fetal defects was unconstitutional, banning the most common of the few legal grounds for ending a pregnancy in the largely Catholic country.   


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People block a street near the house of Law and Justice leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski during a protest against imposing further restrictions on abortion law in Warsaw, October 23. Poland's Constitutional Tribunal ruled on Thursday that abortion due to...more

People block a street near the house of Law and Justice leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski during a protest against imposing further restrictions on abortion law in Warsaw, October 23. Poland's Constitutional Tribunal ruled on Thursday that abortion due to fetal defects was unconstitutional, banning the most common of the few legal grounds for ending a pregnancy in the largely Catholic country. Jedrzej Nowicki/Agencja Gazeta
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People protest against imposing further restrictions on abortion law in Krakow, Poland October 24, 2020. Jakub Porzycki/Agencja Gazeta/via REUTERS

People protest against imposing further restrictions on abortion law in Krakow, Poland October 24, 2020. Jakub Porzycki/Agencja Gazeta/via REUTERS

People protest against imposing further restrictions on abortion law in Krakow, Poland October 24, 2020. Jakub Porzycki/Agencja Gazeta/via REUTERS
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Police block a street near the house of Law and Justice leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski during a protest against imposing further restrictions on abortion law in Warsaw, October 23. Jedrzej Nowicki/Agencja Gazeta

Police block a street near the house of Law and Justice leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski during a protest against imposing further restrictions on abortion law in Warsaw, October 23. Jedrzej Nowicki/Agencja Gazeta

Police block a street near the house of Law and Justice leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski during a protest against imposing further restrictions on abortion law in Warsaw, October 23. Jedrzej Nowicki/Agencja Gazeta
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A woman holds a sign reading "The right to choice is a human right", during a protest against imposing further restrictions on abortion law in Gdansk, Poland October 24, 2020. REUTERS/Peter Pawlowski

A woman holds a sign reading "The right to choice is a human right", during a protest against imposing further restrictions on abortion law in Gdansk, Poland October 24, 2020. REUTERS/Peter Pawlowski

A woman holds a sign reading "The right to choice is a human right", during a protest against imposing further restrictions on abortion law in Gdansk, Poland October 24, 2020. REUTERS/Peter Pawlowski
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Police scuffle with people near the house of Law and Justice leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski during a  protest against imposing further restrictions on abortion law in Warsaw, October 23. Jedrzej Nowicki/Agencja Gazeta

Police scuffle with people near the house of Law and Justice leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski during a  protest against imposing further restrictions on abortion law in Warsaw, October 23. Jedrzej Nowicki/Agencja Gazeta

Police scuffle with people near the house of Law and Justice leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski during a  protest against imposing further restrictions on abortion law in Warsaw, October 23. Jedrzej Nowicki/Agencja Gazeta
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People protest against imposing further restrictions on abortion law in Poland in Warsaw, October 22. Jedrzej Nowicki/Agencja Gazeta

People protest against imposing further restrictions on abortion law in Poland in Warsaw, October 22. Jedrzej Nowicki/Agencja Gazeta

People protest against imposing further restrictions on abortion law in Poland in Warsaw, October 22. Jedrzej Nowicki/Agencja Gazeta
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People protest against imposing further restrictions on abortion law in Poland in front of the Constitutional Court building in Warsaw, October 22.   Jedrzej Nowicki/Agencja Gazeta

People protest against imposing further restrictions on abortion law in Poland in front of the Constitutional Court building in Warsaw, October 22. Jedrzej Nowicki/Agencja Gazeta

People protest against imposing further restrictions on abortion law in Poland in front of the Constitutional Court building in Warsaw, October 22. Jedrzej Nowicki/Agencja Gazeta
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People protest against imposing further restrictions on abortion law in Warsaw, October 22.   Jedrzej Nowicki/Agencja Gazeta

People protest against imposing further restrictions on abortion law in Warsaw, October 22. Jedrzej Nowicki/Agencja Gazeta

People protest against imposing further restrictions on abortion law in Warsaw, October 22. Jedrzej Nowicki/Agencja Gazeta
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People protest against imposing further restrictions on abortion law in Warsaw, October 23. Jedrzej Nowicki/Agencja Gazeta

People protest against imposing further restrictions on abortion law in Warsaw, October 23. Jedrzej Nowicki/Agencja Gazeta

People protest against imposing further restrictions on abortion law in Warsaw, October 23. Jedrzej Nowicki/Agencja Gazeta
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People protest against imposing further restrictions on abortion law in Lodz, October 22. Marcin Stepien/Agencja Gazeta

People protest against imposing further restrictions on abortion law in Lodz, October 22. Marcin Stepien/Agencja Gazeta

People protest against imposing further restrictions on abortion law in Lodz, October 22. Marcin Stepien/Agencja Gazeta
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People block a street near the house of Law and Justice leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski during a protest against imposing further restrictions on abortion law in Warsaw, October 23. Jedrzej Nowicki/Agencja Gazeta

People block a street near the house of Law and Justice leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski during a protest against imposing further restrictions on abortion law in Warsaw, October 23. Jedrzej Nowicki/Agencja Gazeta

People block a street near the house of Law and Justice leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski during a protest against imposing further restrictions on abortion law in Warsaw, October 23. Jedrzej Nowicki/Agencja Gazeta
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Police scuffle with people near the house of Law and Justice leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski during a  protest against imposing further restrictions on abortion law in Warsaw, October 23. Jedrzej Nowicki/Agencja Gazeta

Police scuffle with people near the house of Law and Justice leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski during a  protest against imposing further restrictions on abortion law in Warsaw, October 23. Jedrzej Nowicki/Agencja Gazeta

Police scuffle with people near the house of Law and Justice leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski during a  protest against imposing further restrictions on abortion law in Warsaw, October 23. Jedrzej Nowicki/Agencja Gazeta
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People protest against imposing further restrictions on abortion law in Poland in front of the Constitutional Court building in Warsaw, October 22. Jedrzej Nowicki/Agencja Gazeta

People protest against imposing further restrictions on abortion law in Poland in front of the Constitutional Court building in Warsaw, October 22. Jedrzej Nowicki/Agencja Gazeta

People protest against imposing further restrictions on abortion law in Poland in front of the Constitutional Court building in Warsaw, October 22. Jedrzej Nowicki/Agencja Gazeta
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People protest against imposing further restrictions on abortion law in Poland in front of the Constitutional Court building in Warsaw, October 22. Jedrzej Nowicki/Agencja Gazeta

People protest against imposing further restrictions on abortion law in Poland in front of the Constitutional Court building in Warsaw, October 22. Jedrzej Nowicki/Agencja Gazeta

People protest against imposing further restrictions on abortion law in Poland in front of the Constitutional Court building in Warsaw, October 22. Jedrzej Nowicki/Agencja Gazeta
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Women protest against imposing further restrictions on abortion law in Poland in Szczecin, October 22. Cezary Aszkielowicz/Agencja Gazeta

Women protest against imposing further restrictions on abortion law in Poland in Szczecin, October 22. Cezary Aszkielowicz/Agencja Gazeta

Women protest against imposing further restrictions on abortion law in Poland in Szczecin, October 22. Cezary Aszkielowicz/Agencja Gazeta
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Police block a street as people gather near the house of Law and Justice leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski during a protest against imposing further restrictions on abortion law in Warsaw, October 23. Jedrzej Nowicki/Agencja Gazeta

Police block a street as people gather near the house of Law and Justice leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski during a protest against imposing further restrictions on abortion law in Warsaw, October 23. Jedrzej Nowicki/Agencja Gazeta

Police block a street as people gather near the house of Law and Justice leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski during a protest against imposing further restrictions on abortion law in Warsaw, October 23. Jedrzej Nowicki/Agencja Gazeta
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