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If Ordo Iuris' proposal goes through, Poland will have the strictest abortion laws in Europe — only matched by Malta and the Vatican City.

But women aren't going down without a fight.

"They want to introduce an anti-abortion law which will mean in many cases, women will be sentenced to death," an unidentified protestor told The BBC."

"It will take away the sense of security they have, the treatment options available when pregnancy puts their lives or health in danger."

Currently, up to 150,000 women undergo illegal abortions in Poland each year. With more restrictions, that number — and the death toll associated with it — will only rise.

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