Poles join strike as protests of abortion ruling expand
A women's rights activist with a poster of the Women's Strike action protests in Warsaw, Poland, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020 against recent tightening of Poland's restrictive abortion law. Protests against last week's court ruling also spread to other countries. “You are exposing a lot of people to death, you are criminals.”The nationwide strike and protests have been largely organized by Women's Strike, a women's rights initiative. They come amid a deepening standoff between angry demonstrators and Poland's deeply conservative government, which pushed for last Thursday's court ruling and has vowed not to back down. Polish President Andrzej Duda, who is in isolation after testing positive for COVID-19, said last week that he supported the court ruling.