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Polish police detain 15 people after protests over abortion ruling

WARSAW, Oct 23 (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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