Poland isn't putting bans on abortions for now after wide national protests

Poland isn't putting bans on abortions for now after wide national protests

Seems like in civilized countries peaceful protests can shift the intentions of their governments. In 22 years after the previous biggest national protests (which led to the fall of communism in Poland), people have flooded the streets again expressing their strong disagreement with the government’s plans to completely ban abortions in the country. Tens of thousands of outraged citizens have been gathering for 2 weeks, which eventually made the government reconsider their ban plans.

The only way of abortion allowed in Poland today is the one when a fetus has abnormalities of development. The court ruled out this was against the Constitution, which would completely ban any abortion procedure even despite the fact that Polish abortion laws are already one of the strictest in Europe.

But the cessation of the decision is actually postponed for now, not adopted as a final decision, as many officials and judges resist abandoning the ban, saying that not effecting this court’s decision is unconstitutional and illegal. And if the government will still decide to enact the abortion ban, this would surge repeated national-wide protests, which in turn, may result in something much bigger, like the demand for the government to resign.