Wanda Nowicka from the Left club, asked in “Kropka nad i” on TVN24 whether she thinks the act on abortion has a chance to be passed, said that “in this Sejm, under this authority, everything is possible”. Monika Rosa, a member of the Civic Coalition, added that it is possible “not because of political beliefs, but because of pure political cynicism and calculation”.
On Wednesday evening before the Sejm, as well as in other foreign cities, there are protests over the first reading of the draft the act, which may lead to a complete ban on abortion in Poland.
The draft shows that termination of pregnancy may be treated as a homicide. Therefore, its execution could be punishable by 5 to 25 years in prison or life imprisonment. The draft was prepared by the “Pro-right to Life” Foundation and submitted to the Sejm by the “Stop Abortion” Legislative Initiative Committee. Under the proposal, 130 thousand. signatures.
Nowicka: I’m afraid that everything is possible under this authority
MEP Monika Rosa from Koalicja Obywatelska club and Wanda Nowicka from Lewicy club commented on the situation in “Kropka nad i” on TVN24. They were asked if they believed that this project had a real chance of being passed.
– I am afraid that in this Sejm, under this authority, everything is possible. Even such a project, by such a fundamentalist from the pro foundation (“Pro-right to life” – ed.), Is being considered. I have not heard any PiS representative say that this bill should be rejected at first reading. They all reflect on it, say that it must be discussed – Nowicka said. Monika Rosa expressed a similar opinion on this matter. She stated that “everything in this Sejm is possible, not because of political beliefs, but because of pure political cynicism and calculation.” – If PiS counts itself, that it needs these votes from the extreme right, that it needs the support of these extreme circles, they will push this project through. If not by the Seym, then by this so-called Constitutional Tribunal. And we will end up in a country where the embryo, the fetus and its functioning will be more important than a woman’s life, said the KO deputy.
Rosa: the man through whom we are afraid of getting pregnant is supposed to tell us about demography and the family
MEPs also referred to another family planning project. The first reading of the draft took place in the Sejm on Tuesday the Act on the Polish Institute of Family and Demography. The project provides for the establishment of a new public institution dealing with comprehensive studies of the processes taking place in the sphere of demography in its socio-cultural context. On behalf of the applicants, the bill was presented by MP Bartłomiej Wróblewski from Law and Justice, who signed the motion to the Constitutional Tribunal regarding the ban on abortion in Poland.
Wanda Nowicka stated that “this institute is not an innovative institution that contributes something to the legal order in Poland”.
Referring to the involvement of MP Wróblewski in adopting this project, she said that in her opinion “it is a form of reward for this politician for the fact that, by stealing an application to the Constitutional Tribunal, he contributed to tightening the abortion law in Poland”. She also assessed that it could be a form of compensation for him for failing to become the Ombudsman in the past.
Monika Rosa, referring to Wróblewski, said that “he is a man through whom we are afraid of getting pregnant”. – There is a reduced number of prenatal tests, doctors are afraid to make decisions about possible abortion or termination of pregnancy. And this man is to tell us about demography and family. With all due respect, this is just the height of hypocrisy – she said.
She added that the money to be earmarked for this purpose “will not make more children born, that the family will be more important or more stable”. – This money will make Poland consume such a conservative counterrevolution that they will be forced into the minds of the thoughts that “the wife is sitting at home, raising children, that she has to give birth to these children, where there is education, the husband is the most important, upbringing, carrying woman your cross “- added the deputy.
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