Thousands of people in Poland gathered together last week in the country's capital for their annual March for Life and the Family. This is the first March for Life to take place in the country, after Poland introduced a new law that banned eugenic abortions.
The president of Malta, George Vella, has recently reaffirmed his pro-life position, stating that he would rather resign than sign a bill that favours abortion. “I will never sign a bill that involves the authorisation of murder,” he said on NETnews, according to the Times of Malta.
In Hungary in 1952, abortion remained illegal. That in itself would be the first factor in saving the life of Dr. Imre Teglasy. At the time of his conception, his mother and father were facing difficulty, after communism took over the country.
In the wake of the scandals that rocked US Abortion giant Planned Parenthood and the closure on medical grounds of UK's Marie Stopes Clinics, Dutch abortion clinics are embroiled in a massive embezzlement fraud that has forced the closure of 40% of Dutch abortuaries. In September the small Christian daily paper, Nederlands Dagblad, revealed that CASA, running almost half the Dutch clinics, had fraudulently charged the taxpayer for the services of a second doctor at abortions. Abortion in the Netherlands is paid for by the taxpayer. This was followed by anti corruption Group Follow The Money discovering that CASA had charged the government for non existent clients.
The Polish Parliament recently approved a bill which will provide financial assistance to women whose babies are prenatally diagnosed with severe disabilities and who decide to continue with their pregnancies and give their babies a chance at life. The new policy will offer the equivalent of 900 euro a month to families to help contribute to the cost of caring for a child who may have special needs. Polish politicians are hoping that this will encourage families who are given tragic prenatal diagnoses choose life and provide for their children.
Last week, the Italian Health Ministry announced that a 19-year-old woman had died during an abortion procedure at Cardarelli Hospital in Naples. The young mother - Gabriella Cipolletta - died after going into hypovolemic shock during the abortion after losing too much blood. The Italian newspaper La Repubblica reports that Ms. Cipolletta discovered she was pregnant when she went to the doctor to be treated for a skin infection.
Irish families will travel to Geneva on Wednesday to launch a major global initiative to stop lethal and discriminatory language being used regarding unborn children with disabilities. Language such as the phrase 'incompatible with life' is causing "lethal discrimination against children diagnosed with severe disabilities, both before and after birth", a conference hosted by the families at the United Nations in Geneva will hear.
Clare Daly's mission in the Dáil seems to be to bring forward an endless succession of abortion bills - and this week (Tuesday) she is asking TDs to support a bill calling for abortion for babies with severe disabilities such as anencephaly and Trisomy 13.
In the last month three countries, Russia, Spain and Norway have moved to restrict abortion. LifeSiteNews reports that "following an investigation into complaints by midwives that late-term abortions were taking place in the country in contravention of the law, the Norwegian government has tabled draft legislation that would ban all abortions after 21 weeks and 6 days gestation."