Defending abortion by invoking a respect for life?

by Sal on February 8, 2006

in Politics

A story was brought to my attention by Mrs. Sal about a Polish woman who is taking legal action against Poland through the EU court of human rights. The woman was faced with possibly damaging her eyesight by giving birth. Poland’s laws, however, only allow abortion in cases where the mother’s life is in jeopardy.

The woman’s claim is that by denying the abortion, the government of Poland is violating articles of the EU Constitution which protect the right to respect for human life, and forbidding humiliating and degrading treatment.

I pity this woman’s situation with her eyesight, but at the same time it does not justify the killing of a human life. Poland is entitled to have a strict law regarding abortion, and the EU should not invalidate that law. What is ironic is that this woman is claiming the very respect for life that she wished to deny her own child.

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Ryan February 8, 2006 at 1:49 pm

True that!

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noonan February 8, 2006 at 8:18 pm

God bless Poland

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