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Angry and Hurt, Polish Women Fight Back Low Fertility Blame Game

Polish women are taking to the streets again, having emerged as the right-wing government’s biggest critics and most vocal opponents. 

A pro-choice protest in the center of Warsaw, 2020. 

A pro-choice protest in the center of Warsaw, 2020. 

Photographer: Wojtek Radwanski/AFP/Getty Images

Polish women haven’t been this angry for so long, and on Monday in Warsaw they braved the cold and a heavy police presence to take on the ruling conservatives.

“Our rights are being suppressed,” said Magdalena Wlodarczyk, who is 61 and retired.