On Thursday, 22nd of October, a highly politicized Tribunal ruled that abortion in cases of foetal defects is unconstitutional. That accounts for 98% of terminations carried out in Poland. In reality this means that women will need to carry pregnancy and give birth even though the baby will not be able to survive.
Polish law on abortion, even previously than this ruling, was the most strict in the European Union. 80% of Poles did not want to restrict the law further. Nevertheless PiS again used human rights in order to protect their power given by the fundamentalist catholic supporters.
Until now we were polite, we were explaining what breaking the rule of law means, trying to discuss and finding solutions, but now we are saying fuck off. Freedom is being stripped away brick by brick. PiS just thought it can do whatever it want, especially during covid. But it can’t.
Poles are on the streets in the middle of the pandemic because they’ve had enough! Let's meet in Athens to show our solidarity and protect women rights. Women rights are human rights.
We meet wearing masks and keeping social distancing.
Syntagma Square, 12pm