Polish minister likens abortion regime to Nazi-era euthanasia

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Parliament debates Bill to ban abortion as government continues conservative push

Sept 22, 2016, Irish Times
Derek Scally in Berlin

Poland’s interior minister has urged MPs to back a new Bill effectively outlawing abortion by likening the current regime – already one of the most restrictive in Europe – to Nazi-era euthanasia.

Warsaw’s Sejm parliament began debating a proposed Bill on Thursday to outlaw terminations and curb sex education, part of the national conservative government’s “counter-revolution” against liberal European norms.

The current regime from 1993 allows abortions in three cases: after rape or incest, if the child is “seriously malformed”, or if the mother’s health is in danger.

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Source: Irish Times