Thursday, March 31, 2016

Church of Poland Calls for Total Abortion Ban; Says People Must Fully Protect Life of Unborn

The Church of Poland has called for a total abortion ban, in a bid to tighten the existing law from 1993, the AFP (Agence France-Presse) website reports today (March 31, 2016).

The abortion law dating from 1993 in Poland -- where 90 percent of residents are Catholic -- bans all terminations except when the pregnancy results from rape or incest, poses a health risk to the mother, or when the fetus is severely deformed.

"When it comes to the life of the unborn, we can't remain at the current compromise set out in the (1993) law," Polish bishops wrote in a letter to be read in all parishes across the country on Sunday (April 3, 2016).

"We call on people of goodwill, believers and nonbelievers, to act so as to fully protect the life of the unborn from a legal point of view," the letter states.

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