Poland's momentous court ruling "a victory for unborn babies"
Precious Life welcome the news that Poland has become the first country in the world to ban 'eugenic' abortions after a court ruled its current law violated their constitution.
Director of Precious Life Bernadette Smyth says it was a bold move that makes it abundantly clear that murdering unborn babies because of a disability is the worst from of discrimination.
Ms Smyth, who described the momentous ruling as “a victory for unborn babies” added: “This ruling also gives hope to us in Northern Ireland.”
“The Westminster Parliament imposed their undemocratic and extreme abortion legislation on Northern Ireland in October last year. Section 9 of the NI Executive Formation Act removed the legal protection we gave to unborn babies in the Offences Against The Person Act. Since Westminster’s abortion law was enacted here, over 664 babies have been killed by abortion in Northern Ireland.
“This news from Poland shows that there are still countries in the world that protect their unborn children. Our Assembly can return Northern Ireland to being a pro-life country by Repealing Section 9 and Restore Personhood for our unborn babies."
The ground-breaking move by the Polish government will save over 1000 innocent lives every year. Last year alone, 1074 sick children were legally killed in the womb in Poland, including 435 children with Downs Syndrome, a number that multiplied with each passing year.
The new ruling came when a petition was made to the Constitutional Tribunal by a cross-party parliamentary initiative of which one hundred nineteen deputies from three different parliamentary clubs, eight political parties, and non-party members signed the application last Thursday (October 22).
It stated the provision allowing "abortion in the case of a high probability of severe and irreversible impairment of the foetus or an incurable disease that threatens the foetus," was now unlawful.
It further states the act is inconsistent with Article 38 of their constitution, which says that “the Republic of Poland provides every human being with legal protection of life, and Art. 30, and reads, “The inherent and inalienable dignity of man is the source of human and civil freedom and rights. It is inviolable and its respect and protection is the responsibility of public authorities.”
The new ruling in Poland comes in the same week as the 100 year anniversary of abortion first being legalised in the world. On 27th October 1920, Russia became the first country in the world to legalise abortion. This heralded the beginning of the worst genocide in human history. Since then it is widely estimated there have been well over two and a half billion babies murdered through abortion across the world.