EU threatens Poland over pro-life law

Jan 10, 2018 by

from The Christian Institute:

The Polish government has been reprimanded by the European Union for its plan to introduce pro-life legislation.

Polish ministers are pressing ahead with plans to change the law to protect unborn children with disabilities from being aborted.

The EU claims the proposals represent a “serious breach of European values”.

Unprecedented interference

Despite the proposals receiving support from 830,000 Poles in a petition delivered to the Polish government, the European Parliament said that if plans proceed it may suspend Poland’s EU Council voting rights.

“the right to life is fundamental to every human being”

Hungary’s Deputy Prime Minister Zsolt Semjén described the EU’s move as “unprecedented”.

He said: “The decision seriously damages Poland’s sovereignty. It is unacceptable that Brussels is putting pressure on sovereign member states and arbitrarily punishing democratically elected governments.”

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