On 4 November, the Polish Parliament adopted a new project. They called it “For Life” (“Za Życiem”) and claimed it was targeting “difficult pregnancies”. What it is really about is offering pregnant women carrying a seriously disabled or unviable fetus a one-off payment of €1,000 (4,000 zloty) to carry the pregnancy to term, including if they know the baby will be born dead or die soon after delivery. Access to a hospice and medical care, … Continued
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Sabina Higgins, wife of Irish President Michael D Higgins has described circumstances in which a woman could be made to carry a pregnancy to term in the case of a fetal abnormality as an “outrage against women”.