Support Poland's New Pro-Life Effort To Comprehensively Protect Mothers and Babies from Abortion
Right now, pro-lifers in Poland are on the verge of winning a major victory for the global pro-life movement!
Polish laws are already relatively pro-life, but the new Polish Government now have enough votes in Parliament to legally ensure that both women and babies are comprehensively protected from abortion!
So, this is an absolutely critical moment for the pro-life movement in Poland, as the country now has a unique opportunity to remove the abortion regime which has been in place, in part, since the days when Poland was behind the Iron Curtain.
Since the election in October of last year, the new Government have not yet moved to change the current regime. But, two important events have intervened: first, the Catholic Bishops of Poland courageously came out strongly for Life on Sunday, 3 April, with a message being read from all the pulpits in Poland, calling for the comprehensive protection of human life, from conception to natural death; and, second, the news that a baby, who survived an attempted abortion in a Polish hospital, and who was left to die without being given any medical help, was reported on. This tragedy has caused widespread disgust and outrage among the general public in Poland.
According to news stories, the baby was aborted, and then left to die, because of Downs Syndrome.
Now sensing that this is the appropriate time, Polish pro-lifers are, therefore, now collecting signatures in a Citizens' Legislative Initiative, and calling the Government to support legislation which would remove disability (in all its forms), as well as rape and incest, as grounds for an abortion.
US pro-lifers, and pro-lifers everywhere, should support this petition which both encourages the Polish pro-life community, and which also asks the Polish Ministers for Health and Justice to support the removal of disability, and rape and incest, as legal reasons allowing one to avail of abortion.
At the same time, we will also ask that both Ministers support accompanying legislation which would increase the services (including, perinatal care and counselling), as well as financial assistance, to those mothers receiving poor foetal diagnosis, and those mothers conceiving as a result of sexual assault.
Please sign this important petition, which both encourages Poland's citizens and pro-life community, as well as asks for courageous and principled action on the part of Poland's politicians.
If Poland can turn the corner on this issue, it would be a great victory for Life around the world.
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