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Polish Parliament rejects proposal to “liberalize” abortion laws

by | Jan 12, 2018

By Dave Andrusko

Lukasz Szumowski

Poland is a very pro-life country, which pro-abortionists were reminded of once again on Wednesday.

Currently, abortions are legal only through the 12th and only in cases of rape or incest, “the pregnancy poses a health risk to the mother or the foetus is severely deformed,” AFP reported.

On Wednesday, the Parliament not only rejected a proposal for abortion on demand the first twelve weeks (the “save women” proposal), but also “voted to send a proposal to ban abortions of sick fetuses for more work by special parliamentary commissions,” according to the Washington Post. The latter –the “stop abortion” bill –is a citizens’ initiative.

“Introducing the proposed restrictions on Wednesday, Kaja Godek of the anti-abortion Life and Family Foundation told MPs that “we have come to parliament today because we don’t want hospitals turning into abattoirs,” The Guardian newspaper reported.

The Guardian also reported that “Lukasz Szumowski, appointed health minister during a government reshuffle this week, is one of almost 4,000 Polish doctors to have signed a ‘declaration of faith.’” This committed these physicians to not participate in, among other things, abortion and euthanasia, “on the grounds that such acts ‘not only violate the basic commandments of the Decalogue, but reject the creator as well.’”

Wednesday’s actions were a bitter turn of events for Krystyna Kacpura, an executive director of the pro-abortion Federation for Women and Family Planning, who lamented, “This is a black day for Polish women.”

Categories: International