Polish opposition promises abortion referendum if they win election


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Polish women protesting against the abortion ban in Warsaw. After Poland tightened its abortion legislation in 2020, protestors took to the streets en masse. According to several polls, the majority of the Polish population finds the abortion laws too strict. Photo EPA, Leszek Szymanski

Two Polish opposition parties, the left-wing Polska 2050 and the agrarian Polish People's Party (PSL), have promised to organise a referendum on Poland's abortion law if they win the next elections in autumn.