Family Matters: Anti-abortion "Pro-life" bill is registered in Polish Sejm

18:31 Nov. 2, 2016

Anti-abortion "Pro-life" bill is registered in Polish Sejm

Protesters shout slogans and blow horns during a rally in front of the parliament in Warsaw, Poland, Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016

The bill aims to give assistance to pregnant women and their children. Special attention is paid to the needs of children with severe genetic disorders and non-curable diseases

A governmental bill on assisting women with complicated pregnancies will be assessed by Committee on Welfare and Family Issues on Thursday, November 3.

It was first presented by Prime Minister Beata Szydlo as an answer to social protests, opposing tightening the abortion legislation.

Read more Polish women stage fresh protests over planned abortion restrictions

Pro-life bill assumes the government will provide help to families who have children with life-threatening diseases and severe genetic disorders. Families will receive ZL 4,000 (USD 1,000) and access to additional health care, psychological help and rehabilitation.

Watch more Poland will not change the abortion legislation

The legislative move was announced when parliament rejected the bill of civil committee "Stop Abortions" that proposed to ban abortions completely and to implement criminal liability for terminating a pregnancy. 

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