Polish Lawmakers Reject Total Abortion Ban After Protests

October 6, 2016 9:32 AM

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Poland’s ruling Law & Justice party, responding to a wave of protests, rejected legislation to ban all abortions and set jail terms for women who end their pregnancies prematurely.

In one of the biggest policy climb-downs since winning power 11 months ago, Law & Justice lawmakers on Friday voted down the same measure they initially passed two weeks ago. The move follows “Black Monday” marches -- named for the color of demonstrators’ attire -- where about 100,000 people, mostly...

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