Thousands 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?”
Answer: 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]