Pro-life and pro-choice supporters march through Warsaw today. (photo: Gazeta Wyborcza)
Two separate marches merged into a demonstration of 4,000 people in front of parliament, where lawmakers were debating amending the constitution to tighten Poland's anti-abortion law, already among the most restrictive in the EU.
See here and here for details.
The pro-lifers want to stop even women who were raped having an abortion, and want to enshrine into the constitution the ‘right to life from conception to natural death’ into the Polish constitution.
Usually, a change in the constitution requires a referendum to decide. That’s why there was one before joining the European Union.
So why do you think that the League of Polish Families, Radio Maryja – and the ruling Law and Justice – are trying to avoid having one?
Because they think they would lose.
I called for a referendum on this issue a long time ago. We need to debate this issue in this country.
The only folk who should be afraid of democracy are those who don’t feel very comfortable living in one.
See video of pro-life march at tvn24.pl