Berlin in Solidarity with Polish Women*
Poland's highest court ruled that abortions due to fetal defects are unconstitutional, moving the country towards a near-total ban on terminations.
The nation, which already had some of the strictest abortion laws in Europe, will now only allow the procedure in cases of rape, incest or when the mother's life in danger.
The move to further restrict abortion had been pursued by Poland's populist government for months and has raised alarm among women's rights and human rights campaigners.
The abortion ban will be introduced in a few days after the decision will be officially published.
"We do not agree with the withdrawal of the right to self-determination about our body and life.
We do not agree to live in fear.
We do not agree for anyone to take away our self-determination and decision-making.
We demand the withdrawal of the decision of the Constitutional Court.
We demand respect for human rights in Poland.
We demand the legalization of abortion and sufficient perinatal care.
We appeal for international solidarity with Women* in Poland