Unborn but alive…….. teaching a new generation (turn on subtitles)
Abortion was up for debate in the Polish parliament last week resulting in draft legislation to liberalise the current laws being thrown out.
At the moment there are about 1000 ‘legal’ unborn baby murders every year in Poland. Approximately 96% of these abortions are granted on grounds of suspected disability of the unborn baby.
At the same time draft legislation to tighten the current ‘law’, by banning abortion on grounds of disability, was passed and can now go on to the next stage of the legislative process.
On 30th November, 2017, the Legislative Initiative Committee ‘Stop Abortion’ submitted to the Marshal of the Sejm a draft amendment to Poland’s abortion law. The initiative was supported by a record high number of Poles – as many as 830 thousand people signed their names calling for a change in the law! That equates to approximately 1.4 million people in Britain. The Speaker of the Sejm now has to set the date of the first parliamentary reading within 3 months.
The amendment proposed by the Life and Family Foundation contains a slight change in the wording of the Act, but which will enormous consequences in practice. By deleting from the current abortion law the reason of genetic malformation, i.e. a provision permitting the killing of a child because of suspicion of disability or other genetic condition, it will prevent the vast majority of children being killed. Eugenic reasons for abortion account for 95% of all abortions in Poland. When it comes to numbers, the increase is visible from year to year. In 2015, 1,000 out of the 1044 so-called ‘legal’ abortions were due tio perceived birth defects. And in 2016, genetic defect accounted for 1042 out of 1098 so-called ‘legal’ abortions.
It is also a practice of particular cruelty, because abortion due to a genetic defect is performed at an advanced stage of pregnancy (5-6 months). Another monstrous reality in Polish hospitals is live birth abortion, after which children are left to certain death without any medical help, because the aborters are protected by law. In this way, people with disabilities are still murdered in Polish hospitals with impunity and under protection of the so-called law.
The hugely successful Independence Day march in Warsaw on 11th November, attended by more than 60,000 patriotic Catholics, earned a vicious storm of lies and gross distortions from an extremely hostile anti-Catholic Western Mass Media.
In response to lurid stories slandering patriotic Catholics as “racists”, “white supremacists” and “neo-Nazis” the organisers of the March for Independence issued a Declaration that presents their position on these issues; a position which corresponds exactly with the Church’s traditional Social Doctrine and the historical experience of Christendom.
What follows is merely an electronic translation, unfortunately, and although not nearly exact in places it does generally provide the gist of the Declaration and correctly reflects Catholic social doctrines in regard to the issues touched upon.
Declaration on Community and National Identity
Referring to the ongoing March 2017 Independence Day, we consider it necessary to recall and clarify the views arising from the Polish national idea of ??community and national identity.
1. One of the present strengths of the Polish nation, understood as the lasting, organic community of past, present and future generations, is its cultural, religious and ethnic cohesion. This cohesion does not exclude internal wealth and is the foundation of the security and harmonious development of the Polish nation. The prudent concern for properly understood cultural, religious and ethnic cohesion belongs to the tradition of Polish national thought. This postulate is also consistent with the order for the common good, present in Catholic morality and with the right of peoples to existence and independence contained in the social doctrine of the Church. The source of our attitude is love for our nation, in every dimension of its existence. The expression of such an attitude can not be chauvinism or hatred towards other peoples.
2. It is a prerequisite for the preservation of the cohesion of the Polish national community that our people of Polish ethnicity, Polish culture and Catholic religion predominate in our country. For this reason, we are opposed to immigrating to Poland groups of people of different origins, cultures or other religions, which could create alien enclaves, becoming the basis of future internal conflicts. As a nation we have the right and the duty to choose our own immigration policy in line with our community interests. We also believe that the whole family of Christian European nations should truly guard the borders of Europe and define the rules of asylum and immigration policy in such a way as to ensure that our continent remains European.
3. The requirement of national cohesion does not exclude the belonging to the Polish nation of individuals or families who, despite differing from Polish origin, culture or religion, still have a Polish identity, feel part of the Polish nation and express their will to assimilate. Life serves our Homeland. Such people do not threaten the integrity of the nation. The desire to live for Poland and its inhabitants, supported by real actions and genuine participation in the national spirit community, makes the Pole much more than purely biological ones, for which there is no true patriotism. The history of Poland, as well as contemporary Poland, knows cases of distinguished Poles who differ from the majority of the nation by ethnicity, customs or religion. By their contribution to the culture of the nation, its social, political or economic life, they strengthen the strength of the national community. It is important to emphasize this fact in spite of the fact that opposite examples can be found. Poles who do not feel connected to the national community, negate their identity and act to the detriment of their homeland, will find, however, the whole spectrum of society, regardless of their origin.
4. We reject racism and all social and political doctrines based on the notion of race. They erroneously recognize races as an important reference point in politics and social life and strongly overestimate the importance of biological differences between people. The essence of Polish Christian nationalism is love for one’s own nation. In the national and Catholic ideas, it is not possible for a person of a foreign ethnicity to become a Pole through his education, his work and the will to assimilate. We reject the claim that the Polish nation has no right to adopt a person of Polish identity to his or her identity only because it differs in ethnicity or appearance. We oppose the perception of nationality solely through the prism of blood and origin – this is a perspective that is contrary to all Polish tradition and history. Also with the tradition of the Polish national camp, which fought in full against the German National Socialists, of which we are proud. There is no place in the ranks of national organizations trying to attract the national movement contrary to its tradition and Catholic thought.
5. At the same time, we are firmly opposed to mass immigration to Poland from other cultural circles and to bringing to our land people who are not interested in assimilation. This threatens the creation of an enclave of foreign cultures, religions or nations in Poland. This requirement also applies to large populations of European origin from the east of the continent. We oppose the ideology of multiculturalism and its accompanying view that the so-called multiculturalism and ethnic diversity have some intrinsic value or are intended to be targeted and promoted through special programs. We reject political correctness in analyzing the issue of nationality and naive, superficial understanding of assimilation to the nation, and defining the nation in isolation from the traditional criteria of its coherence and constituting its community identity. We reject the so-called. Citizenship or constitutionalism as internally contradictory and oppose the claim that the acquisition of Polish citizenship automatically makes the Pole. Diagnosis of the challenges of national policy is based on the basis of truth and fair analysis of the Polish national interest, not on the ideological moods either from the center or from the margins of public debate.
President of the Association of Independence March – Robert Bakiewicz
President of the All-Polish Youth – Bartosz Berk
Head of the National Radical Camp – Aleksander Krejckant
President of the National Movement – Robert Winnicki
A conference speech given two years ago in Wroclaw, Poland, by a founding trustee of The Saint George Educational Trust.
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Following the very successful public Rosary chain at more than 4,000 locations around the entire borders of Poland back in October, Irish Catholics are organising a rosary chain around the borders of Ireland for 26th November.
In Poland an estimated one million Catholics prayed for the salvation of Poland whilst commemorating the anniversaries of the appearances and warnings to mankind of Our Lady of Fatima, and of victory at the Battle of Lepanto in the 16th century (following which the Feast of the Holy Rosary was established).