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image caption Sunday mass was disrupted by pro-choice protesters in the city of Poznan. Protesters have disrupted church services across Poland in the latest show of discontent against a court's near-total ban on abortion. The protesters staged sit-ins and held pro-abortion banners, interrupting Sunday Mass at some churches. The protests are considered unusual in a country where the Roman Catholic church has great influence. They follow a ruling by Poland's top court that ending the life of a deformed foetus is unconstitutional. image caption The court's ruling on abortion has provoked days of demonstrations. The ruling by the Constitutional Court closed one of the few remaining legal grounds for abortion in Poland. Full story

25 October