Protests in Poland as abortion ban enacted

Demonstrators have poured onto the streets of Warsaw to protest the country's strict new laws
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Protesters face-off with Police in Warsaw, Jan 28. AAP

A near-total ban on abortion has taken effect in Poland and triggered a new round of nationwide protests three months after the constitutional court ruled that the abortion of congenitally damaged fetuses is unconstitutional.

Led by a women’s rights group, Women’s Strike, people poured onto the streets of Warsaw, where they demonstrated in front of the court, and in other cities and towns on Thursday for the second night.