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Polish President walked in March for Life for the first time

Recently reelected Polish President Andrzej Duda joined fellow pro-life supporters in the country’s fifteenth March for Life and Family. He emphasised that “the 21st century’s greatest battle will be for the family.”


Several other political leaders joined Duda, including the Superintendent of Schools for Poland’s Malopolska region Barbara Nowak and Krzystof Bosak of Duda’s competing Confederation Party.

Polish law permits an abortion if a child is diagnosed with serious disabilities; yet, Catholic Polish citizens have lately accepted the challenge to fight this law. At the beginning of the pandemic, Polish lawmakers debated removing this exception in an effort to defend disabled children.

“From this place, together with you, I call on the judges of the Constitutional Tribunal to be able to stand up with great responsibility for the civilisation of life and against the progressive civilisation of death,” said Superintendent Nowak.

“I appeal to the judges of the Constitutional Tribunal: Do not force us into the civilisation of death. We stand and respect life, from the very beginning to the very end. We do not want to be like in the West, ‘modern and progressive’ if it is to involve murdering another person,” he added.

Though the bill was tabled indefinitely, Duda pledged his support: “I believe that killing children with disabilities is frankly murder. If the plan finds itself on my desk, I will in all certainty sign it.”


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