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Poland rules out abortions for birth defects

Poland rules out abortions for birth defects

Poland’s top court ruled on Thursday that abortion due to fetal defects was unconstitutional. With this ruling, abortion will now only be permissible in the case of rape, incest or a threat to the mother’s health and life. The verdict drew condemnation from the Council of Europe, whose commissioner for human rights called it ’a sad day for women’s rights’.

NateTheNewt 0 months

I originally read "Portland" instead of Poland. Two letters make a huuuge difference lol

Mikey Likes It
Mikey Likes It 0 months

Love the NYT headline. Poland bans legal abortions. If they ban it then it's no longer legal. Duh. More brainwashing from the media.

Ryszmarine 0 months

I hope in the future we will see abortions like how we see lobotomies today, quite barbaric.

Seekster 0 months

Poland has a point here. If legally unborn babies have human rights then it is discrimination (and arguably eugenics) to selectively kill babies with birth defects.

Dean 0 months

Poland apparently doesn't recognize the basic right of bodily autonomy, which trumps the fetus's rights. A Facebook post I found explains it best: "There is a concept called body autonomy. It's generally considered a human right. Bodily autonomy means a person has control over who or what uses their body, for what, and for how long. Its why you can’t be forced to donate blood, tissue, or organs. Even if you are dead. Even if you’d save or improve 20 lives. It’s why someone can’t touch you, have sex with you, or use your body in any way without your continuous consent. A fetus is using someone’s body parts. Therefore under bodily autonomy, it is there by permission, not by right. It needs a persons continuous consent. If they deny and withdraw their consent, the pregnant person has the right to remove them from that moment. A fetus is equal in this regard because if I need someone else’s body parts to live, they can also legally deny me their use. By saying a fetus has a right to someone’s body parts until it’s born, despite the pregnant person’s wishes, you are doing two things: 1. Granting a fetus more rights to other people’s bodies than any born person. 2. Awarding a pregnant person less rights to their body than a corpse. ~Hannah Goff"

ken taro
ken taro 0 months

not even for fetus' with severe birth defects, eh? bummer for the caretakers.

Aspire is to inspire before we expire Ohana
Aspire is to inspire before we expire Ohana 0 months

I want to move to Poland

intherough 0 months

I have no problem making abortions illegal. Father's name must be on the birth certificate, and both parents' income must be used before taxpayers'. Oh, and no quitting jobs to take a lower-paying one to get out of paying money. If you ain't working, got a local job for ya cleaning bathrooms or picking up trash-- both parents. Or an office data entry for those who can't do physical work. If every baby conceived on US soil is going to be born, there's gotta be a better plan and enforcement than we have now. I'm not paying for everyone else's fun and carelessness.

Andrew 1010
Andrew 1010 0 months

Poland your on the right side of history fellas. Well done.

Krešimir T.
Krešimir T. 0 months

The thing is, complete ban will have similar effect to alcohol prohibition, if those who want it can find someone to do it illegally, they'll still do it, just in less sanitary conditions. Not sure if they thought about it. Just banning something isn't good enough of a measure if you want it to stop.

tenoclock 0 months


David 0 months

Some days I'm glad I was born sterile.

Barry 0 months

The government must be paying to take care of the child for the rest of it's life.

Tsila Noitan (Backer)
Tsila Noitan (Backer) 0 months

The only natural right is whatever was possible the first 190000 years humans existed. Did abortions exist then?

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