Polish politicians have withdrawn draft legislation that would introduce a near-total ban on abortion, in a hastily arranged vote that marks the first major domestic setback for the ruling conservatives and follows massive street protests.
Up to 100,000 women dressed in black protested throughout Poland on Monday against plans to tighten the country’s already restrictive abortion rules.
Right-wing and liberal parliamentarians in the 450-member lower house joined forces to vote 352 against 58 to reject the controversial bill, with 18 abstentions.
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From left: Minister of State Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, Polish Ambassador to Ireland Ryszard Sarkowicz, President of Leinster Rugby Robert McDermott and Leinster player Isaac Boss launching the PolskaÉire Festival at Donnybrook Stadium
Come see the giants of Polish rugby in Dublin.
Sękowska-Moroney Nikola writes:
Polish and Irish rugby teams will meet for the first time in history for a friendly match on May 21st, as part of this year’s PolskaÉire Festival.
Arka Gdynia, Poland’s champions, will face a Leinster Representative Side in this historic encounter. Witness history in the making and join us on May 21st at Donnybrook Stadium…