Contempt for women is the hallmark of this power – said Monika Rosa (Civic Coalition) in “Fakty po Faktach”. She pointed out that women “are afraid to be pregnant in Poland”. Paulina Hennig-Kloska (Polska 2050) assessed that “this power systematically uses the state to destroy citizens.” “Especially those citizens who stand in the way of this authority at some point,” she said.
MPs Paulina Hennig-Kloska from Poland 2050 and Monika Rosa from Nowoczesna (KO club) talked in “Fakty po Faktach” on TVN24 about women’s rights in Poland and how women citizens are treated by the authorities.
According to Hennig-Kloska, the rulers “have no (…) respect for women.” – Generally, this power systemically uses the state to destroy citizens. Especially those citizens who stand in the way of this authority at some point. And that has to change, she said.
Rosa: contempt for women is a hallmark of this power
As Rosa said, “contempt for women is the hallmark of this power.” – We have numerous examples of how the authorities treated women who, for example, had a miscarriage during pregnancy, how they treated women by sending the prosecutor’s office or the police to their bed, or searching the septic tank for a fetus in dramatic situations – she described.
According to the KO MP, women “are afraid to be pregnant in Poland”. She also said that when she was collecting electoral signatures at the market in Chorzów on Saturday, a boy approached her and said: – Do you know what? My fiancée is afraid of being pregnant in Poland. I want to change that, that’s why I’m signing.
“It’s a matter of changing the law, but also the mentality of doctors”
Hennig-Kloska said that her party had “an entire program for women”. – From perinatal care, through gynecological offices in villages (…) and in smaller towns (…) to abortion law, which cannot force women to heroism – she mentioned.
– For me, it is obvious to liberalize the abortion law and it is the same for the representatives of the Civic Coalition. So simply a woman must have the right to decide for herself – said Rosa in turn.
According to her, “it is a matter of changing the law, but it is also a matter of changing the mentality of doctors.” – That is, learning during studies, how to do these abortions. It is also a matter of the availability of the morning-after pill without a prescription and contraceptives in general. It is a matter of the fact that hospitals that have a contract with the National Health Fund do not have the right to refuse a patient any lawful procedure, in this case, for example, abortion. But it is also a matter of changing the definition of rape so that we feel safe in Poland, amending the act on counteracting violence against women so that we feel safe, enumerated the KO MP.
As for the issue of abortion, according to Hennig-Kloska, it will not be so simple that “in three months we will return to the old solutions or we will go further”. – Because we have at the Presidential Palace Andrzej Dudawho will veto – she said, noting that “he said many times that he would veto an attempt to liberalize the law”. – Now the question is, do we wait until 2025 to change the abortion law in Poland, or do we hold a referendum? I personally believe that Polish women and men have the right to express their views on this matter if they have a blockade in the Presidential Palace, and this blockade will be, added the MP.
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