Though Poland took a step forward this month on the abortion issue, an American pro-lifer says the political leadership may be waffling.
On October 22, a constitutional court in Poland ended abortions of preborn babies with congenital defects, even in cases where doctors believe the child will not live. In doing so, Kristi Hamrick of Students for Life says the eugenics movement suffered a blow.
"The eugenics movement wants to end people's lives based on perceptions of ability, so the court said, 'No,'" Hamrick tells OneNewsNow. "You can't … basically authorize infanticide because you perceive that someone is going to have a lower quality of life or a shorter life span. So that was an extraordinary win."
In response, pro-abortion forces have incited riots in Poland for days -- something Hamrick says has delighted the American press. The country's president, Andrzeu Duda, is now suggesting a deal that would overturn the court.
"It's very disappointing that the president of Poland has tried to make a compromise with the people who think we should dispose of those who could have a shorter life span," the pro-lifer laments.
President Duda is offering the lower house of Poland's parliament an amended bill that would permit abortion in cases of prenatal diagnoses of defects or other medical indications that show a high risk of stillbirth or the child having an incurable disease or defect leading to imminent death.