Apparently not satisfied with its standings in the “Top 5 Worst European Countries to be a Woman in,” Polish Catholic lobbyists have pushed for yet another abortion restriction following the coattails of the nationwide protest on their previous proposal: Criminalizing abortions performed on fetuses with fatal or severe abnormalities.
Polish protesters have launched fresh demonstrations against efforts to further tighten abortion laws.
Women’s rights activists held a rally outside the parliament building in Warsaw, with more action expected on Monday.
Poland’s MPs rejected a near-total ban on abortions on 6 October after mass protests against the move.
But there are new proposals to outlaw abortions in cases where foetuses are unviable or badly damaged.
Jaroslaw Kaczynski, leader of the governing Law and Justice Party (PiS), has said his socially conservative party is working on a new restrictive bill.
In an interview on 12 October (in Polish), he said: “We will strive to ensure that even in pregnancies which are very difficult, when a child is sure to die, strongly deformed, women end up giving birth so that the child can be baptised, buried, and have a name.”
Un-fucking-believable. Leave it to Catholic men to tell women they have to give birth to something that is dead all cloaked under the guise of a fucking fairy tale. This thinly-veiled attempt to punish women for existing outside the patriarchal confines of the Catholic church must fail.
Fuck Kaczynski. Again this fucker fails to even let women enter the frame when he thinks about this issue.
Gettin real angry at conservative men in politics these days.
Giliell, professional cynic -Ilk- says
How’s that anything but torture? Make somebody, usually a woman, go through weeks and months knowing that the baby they probably wanted will not live, feeling every kick and movement knowing that this is a doomed fetus’ kick?
Not knowing if your baby is going to live or die is one of the worst things you can imagine. During my third pregnancy (second child, god loves abortions) there was a time when we didn’t know if the fetus would be ok. We knew something was wrong with the kidneys, only one was visible and well, was it working? Kidneys are one of the last organs to be developed and once they are, they have a vital task in utero. Thankfully the baby was born with one healthy and strong kidney, but those two weeks, they were killing me.
I know from women who had non-viable pregnancies that being able to terminate and also being able to set the pace is one of the most important things to let you survive this psychologically and emotionally.