Krakow, Poland, Mar 20, 2018 / 11:51 am
As pro-life legislation moves forward in Poland, the nation's Catholic Bishops' Conference applauded the measure, stressing that every human person has the right to life.
On Monday, a civic draft law called "Halt Abortion" received committee approval from the parliamentary Committee on Justice and Human Rights, by a vote of 16-9. This measure, if passed, would prohibit the practice of eugenic abortions – those chosen due to a congenital disorder or genetic deformity in the unborn child.
"Every conceived child has the right to birth and to life, regardless of innate diseases and genetic defects. The role of the state is to provide protection for every citizen, also in its first stage of life," said Archbishop Stanislaw Gadecki of Pozan, president of the Polish Bishops' Conference.
"The right to life is a fundamental human right, there is no doubt in this matter," Archbishop Gadecki continued in a recent statement.