It is therefore vital that Polish MPs reject these regressive bills. For more information or to arrange an interview contact: stefan. The virtual protests will take place from this afternoon with thousands of activists posting selfies of themselves with the ProtestAtHome hashtag. Many of them will use a backdrop of the Polish Parliament to show that they are targeting their demands at Polish MPs. Scheduling the debate of these two bills during the COVID pandemic, has meant that street protests are not possible. The first would severely limit abortion, and the second, spearheaded by anti-LGBTI groups, would make teaching or even promoting sexuality education to people under 18 a crime punishable with up to three years in prison.
The committee collected altogether over , signatures of support surpassing the minimum requirement of , signatures. Subsequently, the draft law was very quickly added to the parliamentary agenda. Shockingly, the authors want people providing sexuality education and counselling to be punished with up to three years in jail. The same authors seem to be more lenient with those who promote and approve of actual paedophilia — in their opinion this crime would earn the perpetrator only two years in jail.
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By Emma Glanfield for MailOnline. Thousands of women across Poland are expected to go on strike in both their working and domestic lives to protest against a proposed new law that will effectively ban abortions. Female workers across the country are planning to stage the walk-out tomorrow in a bid to bring the economy to a standstill and highlight their disgust at the proposed abortion bill. They plan to wear black all day and will also refrain from doing any domestic chores in the household, including cooking and cleaning, as well as abstaining from sex. Scroll down for video.