Samantha Gobba

Samantha reports on the pro-life movement for WORLD Digital.

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Poland punts proposed abortion ban after protests

Abortion | Leading party ruler called the situation a ‘giant misunderstanding’
by Samantha Gobba
Posted 10/06/16, 01:22 pm

Following street protests in the country’s major cities, Poland’s parliament voted on Thursday to reject a total abortion ban it previously agreed to consider.

Members of parliament struck down the citizens’ initiative 352-58 in response to thousands of women across the country wearing black, refusing to work or attend school, and marching through the streets with signs protesting the bill.

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France plans ban on pro-life websites

Abortion | Government claims a minority of ‘fanatics’ is trying to trick women with factual information about abortion
by Samantha Gobba
Posted 10/04/16, 03:26 pm

The French government announced last week that it plans to ban pro-life websites found guilty of “deliberately deceiving” women with the appearance of neutrality.

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Poles divided over proposed abortion ban

Abortion | Opponents took to the streets to protest while supporters went to church to pray
by Samantha Gobba
Posted 10/03/16, 04:48 pm

Polish women took to the streets Monday to protest the country’s proposed abortion ban, wearing black and refusing to go to work or attend school. While the protests drew international media attention, supporters quietly went to church to pray for the ban’s success.

Thousands of women and men, some carrying black flags, marched through the streets of Warsaw, Gdansk, Wroclaw, and other cities holding signs that said “No to the abortion ban.”

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