May 28, 2024

Poland and abortion

Hi there, 

Poland has become one of the few countries where abortion is being rolled back. Its high court has ruled that nearly all terminations are unconstitutional. This is being denounced an antediluvian outrage.

However, it will be interesting to read the judgement as the majority appears to have contended that abortion for foetal defects is basically eugenics. After all, it was only last year that US Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas said in a dissenting opinion that “abortion is an act rife with the potential for 'eugenic manipulation'”.

Michael Cook
Constitutional Court rules that abortion for foetal abnormality is illegal