Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Poland challenges the EU on abortion and the death penalty

Poland is taking on the EU on their so-called definition of the "right to life". According to the EU, the death penalty is a violation of the right to life, however abortion and euthanasia are not:

According to a Polish Radio report by Joanna Najfeld, Polish diplomats are being pressured to back the EU death penalty proposal but are nonetheless remaining firm in their stance that euthanasia and abortion should be included in the "right to life" discussion.

Polish Radio quotes Krzysztof Bosak, of the League of Polish Right (LPR), who is also a member of the Council of Europe's Parliamentary Assembly. "I think it is hypocritical on the part of the EU to promote abortion, destructive lifestyles and euthanasia and at the same time to pretend to care about the right to life in only one case - death penalty," he said.

"Death penalty is already illegal in the European Union. Maybe it is time to consider protecting the right to life of other social groups. Maybe it is time to establish a European Day of Life to protect also the weakest and most innocent - children before birth, especially those diagnosed with a disability, they are exterminated on a mass scale across Europe. But also to protect the disabled who are already born, the sick and the elderly - to save them from the tragedy of death on demand, or euthanasia," said Bosak.


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