New Pro-Life Law in Poland Bans All Abortions, Protects Babies With Down Syndrome

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New Pro-Life Law in Poland Bans All Abortions, Protects Babies With Down Syndrome

A change to abortion law in Poland that will protect babies with disabilities including Down’s syndrome, cleft lip and cleft palate, came into effect at midnight on Wednesday 27th January 2021. This followed the highest court in Poland publishing its reasoning for a verdict that protects disabled unborn babies from “eugenic” abortion.

Pro-Life Law in Poland Goes Into Effect Today Banning Abortions, Protecting Unborn Babies

The Polish government plans to begin enforcing a new anti-discrimination ruling that prohibits abortions on unborn babies with disabilities. Reuters reports the government announced that, starting Wednesday, it will enforce the October ruling by its Constitutional Court. Poland is one of the few European countries that protects unborn babies from abortions in almost all circumstances.

Polish Court Bans All Abortions, Protects Human Rights of Unborn Children

The constitutional court of Poland struck down a discriminatory abortion law Thursday that allows unborn babies with disabilities to be aborted. The 1993 Polish law prohibits abortions in most circumstances. However, it allows exceptions “when prenatal tests or other medical grounds indicate a high probability of severe and irreversible impairment of the fetus or an incurable life-threatening disease,” according to the Polish News.

Mom Says Doctors Pressured Her Every Week to Abort Her Baby With Down Syndrome, She Refused

Single mother-of-four Yami Johnson knew she did not want to abort her unborn son after he was diagnosed with Down syndrome and multiple other health problems. But after repeated pressure from her doctors, she almost gave in. Almost.