Poland restricts (but fails to prohibit) use of “morning-after” abortion pill

wuetende-proteste-in-polenPoland’s President Andrzej Duda has signed into law a bill that restricts the use of the (until now freely available) so-called “morning-after” pill by subjecting it to medical prescription. Pro-abortion fanatics (picture) are enraged, as this is an (albeit small) step into the right direction.

While pro-abortion activists that the morning-after pill is exclusively a method of contraception, those who care for scientific facts know well that in truth it can operate both as a contraceptive and an abortifacient, depending on whether conception has already taken place or not. That means that – given that on the “morning after” she is not in a condition to know whether or not she has conceived – any woman taking this pill must do so with at least a conditional intent of committing an abortion.

It would be completely logical for Poland, a country that to a wider extent than other EU countries protects the human right to life of unborn children by restricting abortion to certain conditions, would prohibit the “morning-after” pill. The pill can only be used to get rid of an unwanted child – but on the morning after having had sexual intercourse it is impossible to know not only whether a pregnancy has occured, but also whether that pregnancy is life threatening or whether the child suffers from irreparable anomalies.