NEW YORK, December 5, 2020 (C-Fam) — The European Parliament has adopted a resolution directly attacking Poland’s pro-life laws and asserting that abortion is an international right.
The resolution, “On the de facto ban on the right to abortion in Poland,” criticized the Polish Constitutional Court for ruling that eugenic abortion violates the Polish constitution. The resolution also criticized the Polish ruling party, Law and Justice, for the ruling.
The resolution cites UN experts and says that universal access to “sexual and reproductive health and rights” is a fundamental human right. Legal experts in Europe are outraged by the resolution.
Young Poles defending their church against pro-abortion aggression stemming from the decision of the country's Constitutional Court to protect the lives of sick unborn babies. Photo Credit: Polonia Christiana
Since the Constitutional Court of Poland's decision on October 22nd to protect and vindicate the right to life of sick preborn children, leftist pro-abort feminists have been attacking churches, government officials and pro-lifers across Poland in a foul display of bloody-minded vulgarity.
But, we STAND with Poland. And, we PRAY for Poland.
Please WATCH this video which congratulates faithful Catholics in Poland for their pro-life example and for standing up to rioters trying to vandalize statues, churches.
We now call on all pro-lifers, faithful Christians (especially in the Polish diaspora) and pro-life organizations to SIGN this petition to encourage pro-lifers in Poland, the Polish Constitutional Court, and especially the Polish Government to remain steadfastly pro-life right now.
And we call on all faithful Polish Catholics to defend their churches and patriotic monuments!
This is the time to keep faith with generations of Polish heroes and "Be not afraid!"
This is not the time for the Government to give-in to demands from the opposition.
Stand up against the people who are attacking your churches while baying for the blood of innocent preborn children!
And, explain to your people how the Court was RIGHT to have challenged the abortion law allowing the barbaric practice of eugenic abortion.
Poland is a republican democracy, and in such a democracy, the Constitutional Court has the last say on matters of national importance.
The Polish Court has spoken, and its ruling should be respected and implemented. And, under no circumstances should the Polish Government promise to reverse this decision in law or by granting a referendum on the same.
Poland, be courageous and stand fast for Life. Don't give in to the Culture of Death!
Thank you for your example, Poland. Now, remain strong!
And, thank you for SIGNING and SHARING this petition of support and solidarity with the Constitutional Court of Poland's decision to disallow eugenic abortion.
Thank you also for standing with and praying for Polish pro-lifers and government officials to remain steadfastly pro-life during time of leftist, pro-abortion aggression.
After you sign and share, could you also take the time to congratulate the Polish pro-life movement for their historic victory in defense of human life, and to offer emotional and spiritual support? Please contact:
- Jerzy Kwaśniewski, Esq., President
- Zielna 39
- 00-108 Warszawa
- Tel: +48 22 404 38 50
- Fax +48 22 127 91 25
- [email protected]
- ul. J. I. Kraszewskiego 27/22 05-800 Pruszków
- Tel: +48 608 594 158
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FOR MORE INFORMATION:
'Poland bans eugenic abortion, possibly saving over 1K babies per year' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/poland-bans-eugenic-abortion-possibly-saving-over-1k-babies-per-year
Anna Kubacka, a legal analyst for the Ordo Iuris legal think tank in Poland, told the Friday Fax that “any form of pressure” from European Union institutions on abortion was unlawful under the European Union treaty.
Kubacka emphasized that there was no international right to abortion, and that international consensus is against such a right. “The judgment of the Constitutional Tribunal is fully compliant with the Polish Constitution and international law,” she said.
The Polish Constitution protects life from the moment of conception and Polish criminal law punishes abortion in all but one circumstance: eugenic abortion. The ruling of the Constitutional Tribunal earlier this year struck down that only exception.
The resolution violates the “rule of law,” according to an analysis of recent resolutions of the European Parliament by the Centro Studi Livatino, an Italian think tank. “They are evidence of the ideological shipwreck and an ever more aggressive tendency to attack the sovereignty of member states [of the European Union],” the think tank concluded.
The resolution of the European Parliament cites the non-binding opinions of UN committees and UN Agency reports as evidence of an international right to abortion. It also repeats the talking points of the global abortion industry that Poland is a dangerous place for women.
In fact, Poland is a regional leader in maternal health, and its health system is favorably rated compared with neighboring countries. Moreover, women in Poland perform better on several social and economic indicators than most European countries, including Sweden and France.
Polish pro-life lawyer and activist Magdalena Korzekwa-Kaliszuk told the Friday Fax the resolution was “absurd” and a “scandal.” She said the resolution’s description of a government crackdown on “peaceful protests” against the ruling was “completely untrue.”
“Protesters are not peaceful but use physical and verbal violence, disrupt holy Masses and devastate churches,” Korzekwa-Kaliszuk said.
The resolution represents a watershed moment in European politics. Only 33 out of 187 members of the European People’s Party voted against the resolution. A majority of members of the center-right party previously opposed such extreme social policies and an international right to abortion.
“This is a dog chasing its tail, as the fake news and the confusion about abortion in Poland have literally invaded the European Parliament in the last years,” according to Nicola Speranza, Secretary-General of the pro-life and pro-family Federation of Catholic Family Associations in Europe. His organization has a long history of pro-life and pro-family advocacy at the European Parliament.
Members of the European Parliament who would have previously opposed such a radical resolution merely abstained, Speranza explained. Even parties considered far right, who often talk of the limited competence of EU institutions, abstained.
“This resolution shows how far the European Parliament can be from reality,” he emphasized.
Speranza said that even though it is not binding, the resolution will help the abortion industry “force national debates on issues which are completely outside the limited competences of the EU.”
Published with permission from C-Fam.