Here’s how compulsory pregnancy plays out in Poland. In 2000 a woman named Alicja Tysiac was pregnant for the third time. She had severe myopia. She worried that continued pregnancy would affect her sight. She was right.
She consulted three ophthalmologists, who each concluded her eyesight would be further damaged if she carried the pregnancy to term. But they refused to issue a certificate for the pregnancy to be terminated on medical grounds, despite Tysiac’s requests. . . . After the delivery, her eyesight deteriorated considerably as a result of what was diagnosed as a retinal hemorrhage.
So, she sued the government and yesterday was awarded about $33,250 in damages by the European Court of Human Rights. The court ‘ruled that Poland has no effective legal framework for pregnant women to assert their right to abortion on medical grounds’.
Poland is an odd place. It is very Catholic, but formerly Communist. As Ms Tysiac’s case shows, abortion is prohibited except in very, very rare cases. At the moment Poland has a coalition government, including the ultraconservative League of Polish Families, which is campaigning to ban abortion in absolutely all cases, including rape and incest.
Mere blindness? Pah!
The League of Polish Families thinks blind mothers, traumatized mothers, handicapped and sick mothers are good mothers.
The League of Polish Families is also proposing to ban ‘homosexual propaganda’ in schools. Teachers who promote ‘homosexual culture’ would be fired. The European Parliament will examine this looney-tune proposal to determine whether it is compatible with the EU’s anti-discrimination rules. (Ya think?)
Thank the goddess for the EU. As benighted countries line up to join what is perceived as the EU gravy train, they’ll soon find out that fetus-fetishizing and gay-bashing are not allowed among progressive nations.
Save lives! Save eyesight! Regulate pregnancy.