Hundreds gathered at Scottish parliament to demonstrate against Polish abortion ban
“There is no place for a barbaric law and for fanatic’s cruel attack on our bodies, health, and life”
Hundreds of people gathered outside Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh on Thursday night to protest Poland’s most recent strict abortion ban.
The new restrictions to abortion in Poland ban almost all abortions with exceptions for only rape, incest, or the risk of the mother’s health.
The Facebook event for the demonstration said: “There is no place for a barbaric law and for fanatic’s cruel attack on our bodies, health, and life.
— The Tab Edinburgh (@TheTabEdinburgh) October 30, 2020
“Edinburgh and all of Scotland takes a strong stand against fundamentalism and politically motivated aggression towards people with uteri.
“Poles need our support in their fight for basic human rights. Join us on Thursday in front of the Scottish parliament to demand the Scottish parliament to support Polish women.
“We will also be introducing a motion declaring Scottish opposition to the inhumane treatment of women in Poland.”
#Edinburgh: A few hundred people and a small marching band gathered in front of the Scottish Parliament building to protest against new anti-abortion laws in Poland @strajkkobiet #StrajkKobiet #wypierdalać pic.twitter.com/r4AaD8hJ0j
— Jules (@jules_adamska) October 30, 2020
Signs said things like: “I don’t wanna change my status from international student to refugee” and “my body, my choice.”
Nearly 2,000 people responded that they were interested in the event and several hundred went.
Cover photo credit: @JowitaAThor on Twitter