Poland moving towards full protection of human life

_91361990_90d68f0a-7463-4e1e-ab5b-9f992cbef91cWith a strong majority the Polish Parliament (Sejm) has in first reading given green light to a bill that, if adopted, would considerably increase the legal protection of unborn human life. The draft would modify Poland’s current law on abortion, allowing terminations only if the mother’s life was at risk, and increasing the maximum jail term for doctors performing illegal abortions from two years to five.

The citizen’s initiative tabled in parliament by the Stop Abortion coalition would also make mothers liable to prison terms, though judges could waive punishment.

Feminist radicals and their allies are furiously opposing the measure, which, as they fear, could become a model to be followed by other countries wishing to ensure full and comprehensive protection of human rights.