The daughter and advisor of the Polish President Duda has spoken out clearly against the new abortion law. This prohibits abortions even with severe malformations of the fetuses.
In the dispute over a tightening of the Polish abortion law, the daughter of President Andrzej Duda demanded that women continue to be able to have an abortion if the child had severe malformations.
President’s daughter: decision should be made by the woman
She herself would never decide to abort because of her convictions, wrote the 24-year-old Kinga Duda on Twitter on Wednesday. “But in one thing as incredibly difficult as the idea of having a child that can die minutes or hours after it is born, the decision whether to continue or terminate the pregnancy should lie with the woman.” She therefore does not agree with the decision of the constitutional court, wrote Kinga Duda on. The lawyer works as a voluntary advisor to her father.
Protests in Poland over the tightened abortion law. (Source: AP / dpa)
The constitutional judges ruled last week that women should not have an abortion even if their child has severe malformations. A corresponding passage in the previous abortion law is unconstitutional. In any case, the Polish abortion law is one of the strictest in Europe. There have been nationwide protests since the court decision.