WINNIPEG, October 18, 2004 ( – Lech Kowalewski, the spokesman for the Polish Federation of Pro-life Movements, told about new legislation proposed in Poland that seeks to legalize abortion on demand, same-sex ‘marriage’, embryonic stem cell research and sex-education from grade one.  Kowalewski, in Canada for the National Pro-Life Conference held October 14-16, said that the legislation was before the constitutional commission to determine if its provisions are constitutional. He suggested that there is little chance of the passage of the bill in its current state.  The pro-life leader was concerned however that the commission may remove some of the more outrageous demands of the legislation, for instance the clause that would allow minors to have abortions without even informing their parents, and thus make the bill more palatable to parliament.  Kowalewski, and his wife Eva recalled at the conference their struggles against abortion in communist Poland and the eventual end of communist rule and reversal of anti-life legislation.  Kowalewski noted that Poland, with a similar population to Canada (30+ million), had the same number of abortions (100,000 + per year) under communism.  However, with liberation came the right to life and the latest abortion figures reveal fewer than 200 abortions per year.



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