These are troubling times. Europe is apparently on the verge of meltdown. Unable to withstand the heat caused by the growing friction between the European Union and its member states, especially as the former tries to force an open-door immigration policy on its member nations, there are fears that the melting pot might be melting. Such fears have been exacerbated by the rise of the new right, or what many would call the far right, in Europe.
Pro-Life activists in Poland are busy collecting 100,000 signatures to enable them to petition parliament to vote on banning abortion.
Draft legislation is likely to be submitted to the Polish Parliament soon calling for the complete outlawing of abortion.
This comes on the back of an Open Letter issued by the Polish Episcopate to the country’s lawmakers wherein the bishops appealed to parliamentarians to back the new initiative, noting that this year sees the 1050th anniversary of the Baptism of Poland.
“The life of every person is protected by the fifth of the Ten Commandments: ‘Thou shalt not kill.‘
“Therefore, the position of Catholics in this regard is clear and unchanging.”
According to Radio Poland the “Prime Minister Beata Szydło has stated that she is in favour of a complete ban on abortion, following an appeal by Church leaders”.