Poles rally against proposed total ban on abortion

Image result for against abortionThousands of Poles, many dressed in black, rallied in front of parliament in Warsaw on Saturday to protest against a proposed bill that would impose a complete ban on abortion.
Speakers at the protest said a total ban on abortion, including for women whose lives are endangered by a pregnancy, would be “barbaric”.
Polish law on abortion is already really strict,” said Gulliver Cragg, FRANCE 24’s correspondent in Warsaw. “It’s illegal except when the pregnancy is the result of a rape, or when the infant is severely ill, or when the pregnancy represents a threat to the life of the mother.”
“This bill would remove those three exceptions,” Cragg added…… [read more]

lhwm notes: Question: “What does the Bible say about abortion?”
The Bible never specifically addresses the issue of abortion. However, there are numerous teachings in Scripture that make it abundantly clear what God’s view of abortion is. Jeremiah 1:5 tells us that God knows us before He forms us in the womb. Psalm 139:13-16 speaks of God’s active role in our creation and formation in the womb. Exodus 21:22-25 prescribes the same penalty—death—for someone who causes the death of a baby in the womb as for someone who commits murder. This clearly indicates that God considers a baby in the womb to be as human as a full-grown adult. For the Christian, abortion is not a matter of a woman’s right to choose. It is a matter of the life or death of a human being made in God’s image (Genesis 1:26-27; 9:6)
The first argument that always arises against the Christian stance on abortion is “What about cases of rape and/or incest?”….. [read more] 

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