18:31 Nov. 2, 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.
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.
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.