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Friday 5 August 2022
1. Why Poland has seen a 90% drop in legal abortions
2. Pius XII, a great friend of the people of Israel
3. Kazakhstan, the President of the Episcopate: Francis brings us a model of fraternity
Why Poland has seen a 90% drop in legal abortions
The Polish newspaper Rzeczpospolita reported on July 30 that 107 legal abortions were recorded in the country of more than 40 million people in 2021, compared to 1,076 the year before, showing a 90% drop, American media outlet The Pillar analyzes. This is due to the fact that in October 2020 the Polish Constitutional Tribunal declared that a 1993 law permitting abortion for severe and irreversible disability or a life-threatening incurable disease was unconstitutional. Urszula Dudziak, an associate professor in the Department of Family Sciences at the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, told The Pillar that while the drop in abortions was expected, the figure could rise again if pro-lifers rested on “their proverbial laurels.” Nonetheless, she said much work still needs to be done especially in educating people toward “ love and responsibility” and in “what preconception and prenatal care is.”
The Pillar, English