CZECH REPUBLIC – Death of pregnant Polish woman sparks a wave of abortion protests

On the Day of Polish Independence, protestors marched against hardline abortion laws in front of the Polish Consulate in Ostrava. Around 100 people met outside the consulate. The protest was organised to support protests in Poland following the death of Izabel, a pregnant woman for whom doctors refused to carry out an abortion to save her life.

Poland’s crackdown on abortion is forcing more and more Polish women to seek help in the Czech Republic. The “Auntie Czech”, who are a collective helping Polish women get abortions across the border, earlier this month marked their first anniversary as a group with a fundraiser in Prague.

SOURCE: Expats CZ, 12 November 2021