Polish MPs debate easing strict abortion rules in test of new government

Anti-abortion groups mobilise before debate but polls show most Poles support right to abortion up to 12 weeks

Poland’s parliament is to begin a long-awaited debate on loosening the country’s near total ban on abortion, in what campaigners have described as a crucial test of the country’s new government.

More than three years after hundreds of thousands of people poured on to the streets wielding placards that read “the revolution has a uterus” and “my body, my choice”, MPs on Thursday will consider four proposals.

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