WARSAW, Poland, November 3, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) ― Poland’s government has delayed the publication of a court decision that banned the abortion of sick and disabled unborn babies. As a result, Polish doctors may still abort such children.
This morning Michał Dworczyk, the head of the Polish Prime Minister’s Office, indicated that the government was “taking some time” to decide what to do about the judgement. The delay follows two weeks of massive demonstrations that first broke out after the Constitutional Tribunal’s October 22 ruling banning eugenic abortion.
“There is a discussion going on, and it would be good to take some time for dialogue and for finding a new position in this situation that is difficult and stirs high emotions,” Dworczyk said.
However, the very legality of such a move is in question. Journalist Krystian Kratiuk of Polonia Christiana told LifeSiteNews that the decision not to publish the ruling is “a scandal,” but that only faithful Catholics and other pro-lifers will object.
“It is absolutely illegal,” Kratiuk said.
“The right-wing media are defending [the government’s] power and everything they do, but the left-wing media are happy that the sentence was not published for ideological reasons,” he continued.
“Therefore, only a handful of Catholics and pro-lifers protest.”
Kratiuk added that the Sejm (Polish parliament) will not immediately be addressing President Andrzej Duda’s “compromise bill” because, due to the coronavirus, the members will not meet for another two weeks. Last Friday, Duda proposed a bill that would permit the abortion of children with fatal illnesses, likely to die before or soon after birth, but spare the lives of children with Down Syndromes and other disabilities.
“So we have a stalemate, and the children who suffer are defenceless and can still be killed with impunity according to the law,” Kratiuk said.
Veteran pro-life leader Kaja Godek told LifeSiteNews that by not publishing the Constitutional Tribunal’s decison, Poland’s Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has broken the law.
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
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'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
“None of the laws in Poland allow for delays in publication of the Tribunal rulings,” Godek stated via email.
“No political reasons can keep Mr. Morawiecki from placing the ruling in the Journal of Laws,” she continued.
“As long as he delays the publication, he is responsible for the death of three children a day. He has got blood on his hands.”
Godek added that Poles will continue to defend life in spite of this new obstacles,
“We are not done until every child in the womb is safe,” she said.
According to Poland’s 1996 abortion law, abortion is permitted only when the mother’s health or life is endangered by the pregnancy, when the unborn child was conceived through a criminal act, and when the unborn child has a “severe” illness or handicap. There are approximately 1,100 legal abortions in Poland a year.
To ask the Polish government to respect the Tribunal’s decision for life, please contact:
Sz. P. Jarosław Kaczyński
Chairman, Law and Justice Party
al. Jerozolimskie 125/127
tel. +48 (22) 622-91-55
e-mail: [email protected]