Last month, Polish citizens re-elected the prime minister and voted in some historic candidates. While the prime minister is liberal when it comes to the economy, his government is conservative about social issues and did nothing in its first term to improve the appallingly bad reproductive health situation.
The Polish Parliament is considering a total ban on abortions, with no exceptions for the life of women. Meanwhile, women remain without access to safe, legal abortion even under current exceptions; abuse of conscience clauses to deny women both contraception and abortion is rampant; and the medical establishment is making millions off of clandestine illegal abortion.
Sarah Diehl’s film skillfully contrasts abortion policies and laws in two countries, revealing how the legal status of women is a direct result of the silencing–or empowering–of women’s voices
What happens when a doctor’s conscience tells him the life of a non-viable fetus is more important than the life of the pregnant woman and what is the responsibility of the state?
The Polish Ministry
of Health is presenting new threatening plans that would limit protection for
women and children within the existing healthcare system.
Recently, the Czech Republic approved a bill that would extend abortion privileges and other health services to all European Union citizens.
Abortion in Poland is legal when the mother’s life or health is at risk, in cases of fetal malformation, or when pregnancy is a result of a crime, and a clear majority of Poles support access to abortion in these cases. So why is accessing legal abortion so difficult?
A new poll shows that the public is at odds with their country’s laws. Most people reject using criminal penalties to prevent abortions.
A 14 year old girl in Poland checked into a hospital to terminate her pregnancy but instead was continually harassed and assaulted by anti-choice protesters (led by a priest!) and she’s still pregnant.
The final report from an undercover writer at the conservative conference in Poland examines the legislative focus of the Right-Wing and their strategy to achieve the "globalization of pro-family ideals."