That day the Constitutional Tribunal gave a pass to a new law. This law bans all abortion. Soon, women of Poland are unable to terminate in cases when fetuses have deformations, or die in the uterus. This is all a part of conservative government's policy to "protect traditional family values" - the very one that also represses the LGBTQ+ community. This is escalating - conservative voices want all abortion to be banned. Most of our society, despite being a deeply catholic, conservative country, disagrees with this ruling.
Because the law was accepted by the Constitutional Tribunal, it cannot be changed. Not until the Tribunal's members are discharged. Without intervention, we will have to wait nine years, because, despite its essence being independence, the Tribunal is fully controlled by the government.
Today, masses gathered to protest outside of governing party's leader. There were people beaten, pepper-sprayed and arrested. Jarosław Kaczyński hid in a well-protected building, and refused to address the crowd like a coward he is. The government will probably play victim in the media, but we are not afraid. Everyday, our freedom is stripped away from us. They pass horrific laws along with COVID-19 regulations as a cover. But we notice them.
They have no regard for the constitution. They have no regard for human rights.
At this rate, Poland will soon be a totalitarian country.
There are A LOT more problems which I did not cover. I encourage you to research them on your own.
It gets worse everyday. Please, spread awareness about the situation in Poland - that is all I ask of you.