They are radical; they are liberal; they are the great Platforma Obywatelska (Civic Platform), fighting for freedom of the individual everywhere. Not.
Maybe they never read real liberals like J.S. Mill.
Donald Tusk, leader of the so-called ‘liberal’ Civic Platform, was on TV yesterday commenting on the abortion amendment to the constitution proposed by ultras like the Giertychs et al, that in no circumstances may a woman have a termination. Even if she has been raped.
This is in spite of the recent ruling by the European Court of Human Rights that Poland seriously violated the human rights of Alicja Tysiac, when she was denied an abortion, even though the pregnancy threatened to blind her completly . She can now only see five feet from her face.
Donald Tusk, is against the idea. Radical, isn’t he?
Not really. On TV last night he said: “The compromise [on abortion] that we came to has been a great success”.
The ‘compromise’ which has been a ‘great success’ he is referring to was when Poland banned abortion in 1993, except in very rare circumstances, such as rape, incest, if the pregnancy seriously threatened the woman’s lifer health (as the Tysiac case did), or if the foetus had a major deformity.
So Tusk supports one of the most repressive laws in Europe.
Radical, progressive, ‘liberal’...
Abortion verdict splits coalition, Reuters, March 21
Thursday, March 22, 2007
Posted by beatroot at 3/22/2007