Women march against Poland's proposed abortion ban

Story highlights

  • The country already has some of the strictest regulations on abortion
  • If law passes, a woman who has an abortion could get up to five years in prison

(CNN)Millions of Polish women staged a nationwide strike Monday against a proposed ban on all abortions in the country.

Many took the day off work and school and did not do domestic chores in a day of action inspired by a 1975 women's strike in Iceland.
Some businesses had to close for the day as a result, while others were staffed by men only.