Polish police detain 15 people after protests over abortion ruling

FILE PHOTO: People protest against imposing further restrictions on abortion law in Poland in Warsaw, Poland October 22, 2020. Jedrzej Nowicki/Agencja Gazeta via REUTERS

WARSAW (Reuters) - Polish police detained 15 people after protests in Warsaw late on Thursday against a near-total ban on abortion, a police spokesman said on Friday.

Poland's Constitutional Tribunal ruled on Thursday that abortion due to foetal defects was unconstitutional, banning the most common of the few legal grounds for ending a pregnancy in the largely Catholic country.

(Reporting by Agnieszka Barteczko and Marcin Goclowski; Editing by Gareth Jones)

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