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Polish bill threatens to undermine parental rights

18 February 2010

A Polish bill, currently awaiting its seconding reading in parliament threatens to undermine parental rights. The bill has been described by Joanna Najfeld, prominent Polish personality and pro-lifer, as an unprecedented threat to parental rights. The bill seeks to make it unlawful for parents “to implement corporal punishment, cause psychological pain or to humiliate them in any other form”. According to the Polish Labor and Social Policy Ministry guidelines, psychological violence includes, “making the child ashamed, imposing one's own opinions on the child, criticizing the child continually, controlling the child, restricting the child's social contacts,” as well as “criticizing the child's sexual behaviour.” [, 15 February]

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Over one million signatures supporting life sent to Spanish government. [Catholic News Agency, 17 February]

Woman explains why she had four abortions and why she is now childless. [Mirror, 18 February]

Couple advised to abort baby celebrating her second birthday. [Daily Echo, 17 February]

Archdiocese of St Louis, America, teaching ethical approach to infertility. [, 16 February]

Ray Gosling had already told friends about killing his former lover. [Guardian, 17 February]

Anglican bishop of Swindon speaks out against assisted suicide. [Swindon Advertiser, 17 February]

Mother of disabled son voices opposition to assisted suicide. [Daily Mail, 18 February]

Pro-life campaigner denied access to legal redress over Purdy decision. [CCFON, 12 February]

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