The Council of Europe is imposing abortion on Ireland, Poland

BY GRÉGOR PUPPINCK, PHD WARSAW, December 13, 2012, (C-FAM.org Reprinted from C-FAM.org)—In Europe, Ireland is a symbol of resistance against abortion. Nevertheless, Ireland is on the point of giving in to the concerted pressure of the Council of Europe and the pro-abortion lobbies. The Irish people have always been firmly opposed to abortion. Since the […]

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Polish Catholic Bishops condemn European convention defining gender as ‘social construct’

Poland’s Bishops’ Conference and numerous pro-life and pro-family groups are urging the Polish government not to ratify a Council of Europe convention that purports to address violence against women but redefines gender as a social construct, rather than as a distinction grounded in biology, and suggests violence towards women is systemic with roots in religion […]

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Polish government fences off freedom of speech

Radio Maryja is a Polish nationwide Catholic radio station owned by the Warsaw Province of the Redemptorist Order and serving a multi-million international audience. Radio Maria and Television Trwam [which means “I persist”] – the only Catholic television station – are truly exceptional in the Polish media market. Firstly, they are fully maintained with the […]

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20,000 Poles demonstrate against ‘censorship’ as country denies Catholic station broadcasting license

Well over 20,000 demonstrators gathered in downtown Warsaw on Saturday April 21 to protest a decision by Poland’s National Broadcasting Council (KRRiT) to deny a new digital broadcast license to a Catholic television station, TV Trwam, on the grounds that there is a “lack of transparency in its funding.” TV Trwam is part of a […]

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600.000 strong citizens’ initiative against abortion rejected by Polish Parliament

Poland’s parliament rejected by a narrow 191-186 vote, with five abstentions, a bill banning all abortions introduced by a citizens’ initiative supported by 600.000 signatures and sponsored by 18 lawmakers. Seventy-eight MPs were not present for the vote. The ruling Civic Platform Party (PO) introduced party discipline to compel its members to vote against the […]

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Polish pro-life bill survives parliamentary commission’s negative vote

For the second time, on August 19, the Commission on Health, Social Policy and the Family of Poland’s lower house of Parliament rejected a bill introduced by popular initiative that would have banned all abortions. The sponsors of the bill collected 600,000 signatures (six times the required number) in just two weeks of campaign. The […]

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Polish Sejm to vote on a citizens’ initiative bill banning all abortions

As we informed in a previous post, more than half a million signatures for a draft amendment to the abortion law were filed in the Speaker’s office of the Polish Sejm by members of the Citizen Legislative Committee, a coalition of pro-life organizations created with the support of the Institute Fr. Piotr Skarga. Forced by […]

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Half a million signatures to ban abortion in Poland

More than half a million signatures for a draft amendment to the abortion law – prohibiting the killing of unborn children without exceptions – were filed in the Speaker’s office of the Polish Sejm by members of the Citizen Legislative Committee. The grassroots groups behind the project want to change the heading of the Act […]

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European Delegations at UN Commission on Women Quarrel Over Abortion

Last week annual session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) undertook a fifteen-year review of the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and led the way to heated negotiations over “reproductive rights” language, commonly used to promote abortion. (In her testimony to Congress last year, Mrs. Hillary Clinton acknowledged that “reproductive health […]

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Polish Groups Promote Abortion ‘Tourism’ in U.K. Claiming EU Regulations

SROM, a Polish pro-abortion feminist organization has recently launched an outdoor campaign suggesting that Polish women can get a free abortion in UK clinics, paid for by the British National Health Service (NHS). The poster shows a young woman in her underwear with the words “my choice” written across her stomach in English. “Plane ticket […]

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