So normally I don’t use my blog as a place to discuss international news but today I will make an exception to that.
There comes times when you need to stand up for your rights, face your bully, get out there and fight. This is that time for polish women. They are out in the streets fighting for their human rights, expressing the anger and frustration with the new anti-abortional bill proposal.
Today, Poland has already one of the most restrictive abortion laws in Europe, where abortion is allowed only in cases when mother’s health and life is endangered, when there is a risk of serious and irreversible damage to the foetus and where the pregnancy is as a result of rape or incest (must be confirmed by a prosecutor).
The new bill puts a ban on all abortions with a sole exception, when mother’s life is at risk.
All terminations would be criminalised and punishable with up to five years in prison for the women and doctors found to have assisted with a termination would also be liable for prosecution and a prison term.
Yes!! Take a moment, let this information sink in and think about the world polish women would live in…
Rape pregnancies… incest pregnancies… and which doctor will be the un-biased judge of how much the pregnancy is health or life threatening for the women while facing 5 years in jail…?!!
Even (grieving) women who have a miscarriage might be investigated, on suspicion of having had the pregnancy terminated deliberately..
This totally insane, disrespectful and unacceptable law shall not pass and women in Poland are making sure they are heard!
This protest gained international support and you too should get out there and show your support!! Wear black today, full outfit or partial… but wear black to support polish and take a snap or selfie and post on social media using hashtags #blackprotest #czarnyprotest
Let’s show to polish women our support and to the whole world that women rights matter!!
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