body, my choice, the chant in Poland on Monday. Women dressed in black in a nationwide protest against plans to completely ban abortions. Thousands on strike across the country, closing down restaurants, government offices, and university classes. Belgium's Polish community also making themselves heard, hundreds gathering outside the European Council in Brussels.
Poland is staunchly Catholic and abortion laws there are already very strict. It's only allowed in cases of rape, incest, or a threat to the mother or baby's health. The proposed new laws would forbid termination altogether, only a mother in direct danger of death would be considered as an exception.
>> Many toting wire hangers, a tool they say is used to carry out illegal abortions.>>
> Inside Warsaw's parliament, the ruling Conservative Party debating the plans put forward by an independent group. So far it's unclear if they'll back the proposals. Poland is one of Europe's most Catholic nations, about 90% of its citizens following the church.
The proposed law stirring an intense debate over the influence of conservative and skeptic values.