Warsaw, Poland, May 17, 2016 / 15:02 pm
Thousands of Polish pro-lifers have called on parliament to pass a bill that would further restrict abortion in the country.
"Today we are calling on our state authorities to guarantee full legal protection of unborn children," Pawel Kwasniak said to a Sunday rally of over 1,000 people in Warsaw.
Kwasniak heads the Support Center for Life and Family Initiatives, the Warsaw-based pro-life NGO that organized support for the proposal.
Rallies in favor of the proposed bill were held in 140 cities and towns across Poland May 15, organizers said. Backers of the bill include Jaroslaw Kaczynski, who heads Poland's ruling Law and Justice party, and Prime Minister Beata Szydlo.