By Natalia Ojewska and Drew Hinshaw
WARSAW—Tens of thousands of demonstrators marched through Warsaw on Friday protesting a ruling by a top court earlier this month that made one of Europe’s strictest abortion laws even tighter.
Abortion has been largely banned in Poland since 1993 except in cases of rape, incest, when the mother’s life is at risk or in the case of fetal abnormalities.
Last week, Poland’s constitutional court, its top tribunal, tightened those laws when it struck down the exemption allowing women to terminate a pregnancy in the case of fetal abnormality. Abortion remains legal in the three other circumstances.