The head of the PSL against the draft liberalization of the abortion law and for restoration of the 1993 compromise and referendum

The head of the PSL, Władysław Kosiniak-Kamysz, is against the citizen project to liberalize the abortion law. According to him, the majority of farmers will vote against this proposal. According to Kosiniak-Kamysz, it is necessary to return to the compromise of 1993 and hold a referendum.

On Wednesday evening, the Sejm discussed the civil law proposal on safe termination of pregnancy. the right to terminate a pregnancy up to the 12th week. PiS is in favor of rejecting it at first reading. KO wants the project referred for further work in the committee and announces changes. The left wing supports the project and calls for an immediate move to second reading. MEPs will decide the fate of the project in Thursday’s voting bloc.

“I am opposed to this project. I have my own idea of ​​how to settle the issue of abortion: return to the 1993 compromise and hold a referendum,” Kosiniak-Kamysz said in the first program of Polish Radio.

When asked if there would be party discipline in the PSL-KP club, he replied that there is a rule in his club, which the deputies adhere to, that “these are ideological matters, so there is freedom of conscience here” . “No party should force its members or supporters to make decisions on this issue,” he said. He added that most club members would probably vote for him, ie against the project.

When asked about the issue of non-binary, he replied that the PSL would block any attempt to “enforce this”. “Let’s not try to change nature. Let’s not try to change what doesn’t depend on us. Let’s not try to lie about this nature. We have to maintain normalcy here (…) You can tell different things, but you cannot deny the basic facts of nature and biology. There is a man and a woman. A child is the result of a love between a man and a woman. Close-ups. There is no doubt about this, “said the head of the PSL.

The draft on abortion was submitted to the Sejm by the committee of the “Legal Abortion Without Compromise” legislative initiative. It presupposes, inter alia, the right to terminate the pregnancy until the 12th week and beyond – when the pregnancy poses a threat to a woman’s life or physical or mental health, when the results of prenatal diagnosis or other medical indications indicate that there are developmental or genetic abnormalities of the fetus, and when the pregnancy is the result of a prohibited act that is the subject of a declaration by a pregnant person.

Under the draft, termination of pregnancy would be reimbursed by the National Health Fund. The decision to terminate the pregnancy can be made by a person over the age of 13. In the case of a minor under the age of 13 who expresses the will to terminate the pregnancy, the consent of the legal guardian is also required or, if the guardian does not express this, the consent of the guardianship judge. In addition, the project guarantees the right to information, education and guidance, thereby fully realizing the right to conscious parenthood. It abolishes the criminal record of doctors and abortion assistants and introduces additional rules regarding the conscience clause to eliminate the phenomenon of abuse of the clause at the expense of patients’ rights.

In Poland, abortion is currently possible in two cases: when the pregnancy poses a threat to a woman’s life or health or when it is the result of a prohibited act (rape, incest).

The anti-abortion regulations in force in Poland since 1993 have been changed as a result of the Constitutional Court ruling of October 2020. Previously, the law on family planning, protection of the human fetus and conditions for permitting abortion, Known as compromise, abortion also allowed in the event of serious and irreversible harm to the fetus or an incurable disease that threatens his life. This premise of termination of pregnancy was deemed unconstitutional by the Constitutional Tribunal, sparking a wave of protests across the country. This provision expired with the publication of the Constitutional Court ruling in January 2021.

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