July 9, 2016
Poland aims for total abortion ban

The mainstream media is forever telling the public that abortion is an essential aspect of women’s “healthcare”.  They insist that abortion be legalized and readily provided by the government.  In their eyes, there is no way to stop or slow the steady stream of abortions and nor do they even wish to.


 
They would rather that the experience of Poland was not shared, since it knocks it demonstrates how faulty their logic is. Poland had been a persistent thorn in the side of the pro-abortion lobby as it has made clear that, not only does a modern nation not need abortion, but also that it is possible for a country to pull itself back from the grip of abortion on demand and provide better answers for women and their babies.
 
Poland is currently known for being a pro-life country with effective and life-saving pro-life laws.  However, this has not always been the case.  Poland was first forced to submit to a policy of legal abortion on demand when the country was under the control of Adolf Hitler in 1943.  Martin Bormann, Hitler’s private secretary said, “The Slavs are to work for us. In so far as we do not need them, they may die. Slav fertility is not desirable.”
 
Following the Second World War, legalized abortion was once again imposed on the Polish under the Communist rule of Josef Stalin in 1956.  By 1960, there were more than 150,000 abortions a year were performed in Poland.  14% of the total number of babies conceived were aborted in the country at that time.  By 1980, that had risen to 17%.


 
Despite their country being forced to permit legalized abortion on demand and accept the deaths of thousands upon thousands of innocent unborn Polish babies every year, the tide began to finally turn in the 1980’s as the stranglehold of Communist oppression began to weaken and the Polish people fought to reclaim their country and their identity.  They also fought for the protection of their most precious assets - the right to life of the unborn in their country.   Following the election of Lech Welesa, a new constitution was enacted in 1993 which included language which guaranteed the protection of the unborn child’s right to life- allowing for abortion only in cases that are considered to be life threatening situations.
 
The amazing thing is not that a country so steeped in abortion could eventually outlaw it but that the abortion culture could be so effectively ended.  Even before 1993’s law, Poland saw a dramatic reduction of abortion in the country thanks largely to the tireless efforts of Polish pro-life campaigners- both religious and secular- who worked through education and politics to begin the sharp and steady decline of abortion in the mid-80’s. 
 
Poland saw 123,500 abortions in 1987, 59,500 in 1990,11,500 in 1992, 1,200 in 1993, 559 in 1995 and 491 in 1996. Skeptics and abortion activists predicted that this would lead to increased maternal death, increased infanticide, and other social ills however these predictions have not come true.  Poland is a prime example, like Ireland, that it is possible to be both a modern country and still protect innocent human life.

Now Poland looks set to completely ban abortion, as pro-life activists have gathered more than 375,000 signatures for a petition which should end up in a parliamentary vote.

Poland is powerful reminder of why it is essential to continue to fight to preserve the pro-life heart of one’s country.

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Posted by: Life House
Comments on this Article:
John L
on Jul 14, 2016
This is wonderful news and it shows clearly, that, as you climb a mountain, you will never reach the top if you stop climbing!!!
William Pilkiewicz
on Jul 14, 2016
I am so proud of my ancestral Homeland! Moreover, John Paul 11, who called abortion " the abominal crime" must be very proud too.
James McDowell
on Jul 16, 2016
Well done to the people of Poland for taking a stand for the yet to be born. May other nations follow your example.
PHILIP FAY
on Jul 20, 2016
God bless Poland
Thomas Morris
on Jul 23, 2016
I do hope that the Polish Government heeds the wish of the people in outlawing abortion in that country forever.

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