Under the slogan “Not one more”, a demonstration and a march organized in Warsaw after the death of a 30-year-old woman from Pszczyna will take place. Politicians from KO, Left and Poland 2050 have announced their participation. The event will be broadcast on TVN24 and on the tvnwarszawa.pl portal. Demonstrations are also planned in many other Polish cities.
Protests under the slogan “Not one more” will be held on Saturday in Warsaw and in other cities. The Warsaw protest will start at 15.30 in front of the building of the Constitutional Tribunal, then march towards the seat of the Ministry of Health.
Last weekend, the media published the story of a 30-year-old woman who was hospitalized in Pszczyna in the 22nd week of pregnancy, when her fetal waters broke. The fetus was already diagnosed with malformations. The woman died as a result of septic shock. The family of the deceased believes that the doctors delayed the termination of pregnancy too long, which contributed to the death.
Tusk: in Poland, a prosecutor, not a doctor, is pregnant
On Friday, the leader of the Civic Platform, Donald Tusk, emphasized at a press conference that he was touched by this issue and that he would therefore take part in a protest – as he said, “not as a politician, not as the leader of the opposition party, but as a man, as a husband, father, grandfather” and will be among all those who “believe that we can come out of this darkness, out of this darkness”.
– A very dangerous thing has been happening in recent years and months. The ruling ideology is confused with the people – said Tusk. – Introduced by the really religious sect of Mrs. Kai Godek, the sect that takes over both the Polish Church, and unfortunately also the power camp, and the result of this presence of increasing pressure from fanatical ideologues is the law and there are decisions. These decisions cause human death – said the leader of the Civic Platform.
In his opinion, “in Poland, in fact, through the decision of the Court of Mrs. Przyłębska under the patronage of Mr. Kaczyński, the prosecutor, not the doctor, actually conducts the pregnancy”. – A doctor who wants to save a woman’s life must consider whether he will go to jail, whether Mr. Ziobro will put him in prison for saving a woman’s life in danger. In the case of Ms Iza, this matter is evident – emphasized Tusk.
Gill Friday: This is a matter to be decided in a referendum
Magdalena Biejat, a member of this formation, announced her and other Left-wing politicians’ participation. – As politicians of the Left, we will be there – I will be in Warsaw, but as politicians we will not build the main heroes of this event, because they are women and their rights – she stated.
She recalled that the marches were convened by organizations associated in the Legal Abortion Without Compromise committee. – We co-create this committee and the Left in various cities in Poland is organizing these marches – noted the deputy of the Left.
The head of PSL, Władysław Kosiniak-Kamysz, asked by PAP whether he and party members will participate in Saturday’s protests, said that PSL is a democratic party “and everyone decides for himself which demonstrations he takes part in”. – I’m in Opole on Saturday. I have a convention all day from 10 am, I have an internal campaign in PSL. I have had an appointment with activists in the Opole region for a long time, we have elections in the Opolskie Voivodeship and I will be there – said Kosiniak-Kamysz.
Hanna Gill-Piątek, MP of Poland2050, has announced her participation in the Warsaw march. She emphasized that she did not know what decision the leader of the group, Szymon Hołownia, would make in this matter. She emphasized that Poland 2050 is in favor of considering last year’s judgment of the Constitutional Tribunal on abortion as non-binding, “now returning to the so-called abortion compromise”. – After the elections, when the PiS rule will no longer exist, we believe that this is a matter to be decided in the referendum – she emphasized.
Judgment of the Constitutional Court of Julia Przyłębska
The provisions of the abortion law were changed as a result of the judgment of the Constitutional Tribunal of October 22 last year. Previously in force since 1993, the Act on family planning, protection of the human fetus and conditions for the admissibility of termination of pregnancy, called the so-called compromise, allowed an abortion in three cases: in a situation where the pregnancy poses a threat to the life or health of a woman, when the pregnancy resulted from a prohibited act (rape, incest), and in the case of severe and irreversible impairment of the fetus or an incurable disease that threatens its life .
The latter premise was found unconstitutional by the Constitutional Tribunal – the provisions still allow for the possibility of termination of pregnancy if it poses a threat to the life and health of a woman, as well as when there is a justified suspicion that the pregnancy is a result of a prohibited act, inter alia, rape.
He provoked the judgment of October 22 a wave of protests across the country. It was published on January 27 this year.
PAP, TVN24, tvnwarszawa.pl
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