Polish Vice Prime Minister and president of the hard right League of Polish Families (LPR) political party, Roman Giertych, is pushing an extreme constitutional amendment to ban abortion in all circumstances including to save a woman’s life. Giertych claims that the introduction of the constitutional protection of unborn life will be a milestone in realizing Pope John Paul II Testament and likens abortion to the Holocaust.
Abortion rights in Poland are already very restricted and hard right parties and the Catholic Church have long being lobbying for further restrictions. This step is a significant attack on women’s rights and is being actively opposed by the Federation for Women and Family Planning, Poland.
You can add your support by signing an open online letter to the President, Sejm and Senate of the Republic of Poland at www.federa.org.pl/signatures