Poland Sees Thousands of Pro-Life People Join Third March for Life

International   |   Steven Ertelt   |   May 26, 2008   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

Poland Sees Thousands of Pro-Life People Join Third March for Life

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by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
May 26
, 2008

Warsaw, Poland (LifeNews.com) — Poland celebrates Mother’s Day on may 26 and pro-life advocates there, for the third year now, have used the occasion as a way to motivate people to take a public stance against abortion. Thousands of pro-life people marched in the parade, which featured signs, stroller, and people of all ages.

Several thousand people lined the streets of Warsaw in the march and they called for respect for human life from conception to natural death.

Wojciech Cejrowski, a well-known Polish journalist, was one of many national celebrities who attended the event.

"For me this pro-life and pro-family march is also a celebration of the Mother’s Day," he told Polskie Radio in an interview. "I came here with my mother. She gave me life, thank you. And it was her who taught me what family is."

"My mother also taught me to respect life and that is why I protest against abortion. And then, again, you can make it legal, but it is killing – premeditated murder of an innocent human being," he added.

Poland is one of just a handful of European nations to prohibit abortion, joining Malta, Ireland. It is only allowed in cases when the mother’s life is in danger, the baby has a disability that will result in early death, or the pregnancy is a result of rape.

As recently as April, the Human Rights Council pressured the Polish government to change its pro-life laws and allow abortions. https://www.lifenews.com/int716.html

In February, the governments of Poland and Malta broke rank with the European Union and dissented at the UN Commission on the Status of Women. https://www.lifenews.com/int641.html