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Video round up: Poland's proposed abortion ban draws opposition throughout Europe

The New York Times spotlights abortion-rights activism against a proposed abortion ban in Poland.

Video round up: Poland's proposed abortion ban draws opposition throughout Europe

Advocates held rallies this week in Poland as well as several cities throughout Europe to protest the measure. One Polish national living in Brussels notes, "We want our parliamentarians who voted for a more restricted abortion law to be fully aware that the world is watching us, that this is a violation of civil rights, because women's rights are human rights and women's rights are civil rights."

According to the Times, Poland's minister of science said the ban will not be implemented, noting the activism "caused [leaders] to think, and taught us humility" (Berendt, New York Times, 10/3).