“Tens of thousands marched in Slovakia’s capital on Sunday calling for a total ban on abortions in the predominantly Catholic central European country”, affirmed Reuters from Bratislava, Slovakia, 2 months ago.
Reuters continued with interesting news, “Abortions have fallen in the country of 5.4 million to 6,000 last year, from almost 11,000 a decade ago.”
Strong human life defenders: “Who kills an unborn child kills the future of the nation”
“Protesters carrying signs saying “A human is human regardless of size” and “Who kills an unborn child kills the future of the nation” marched in the capital on Sunday demanding a total ban on abortions, including in cases of severe birth defects or rape.”
“The life of every human is invaluable, therefore it needs to be protected from conception until natural death,” one of the protest organizers, backed by the Catholic church, said on stage. It is estimated that the turnout at the protest at about 50,000.”
The public opinion mobilization took effect and lawmakers had to take action. In this sense, The Independent (UK) said last Saturday: “The country’s parliament will consider the law. The draft law, to be voted next week, would also require women to listen to the “fetal heartbeat” where technically possible before they could proceed with a termination.” the law would include something new in the defense of life, [the law and] would be the first of its kind, would also ban “advertising” of abortions and impose steep fines on those who disseminate it.” (read entire article).
The bill was submitted by three members of the conservative Slovak National Party, who wrote that it is intended “to ensure that women are informed about the current stage of their pregnancy” before having an abortion.
It would oblige doctors to show a woman ultrasound image “about the development stage of the embryo or fetus whose development is to be terminated.” The draft bill states that “if technically feasible, the physician must also enable her to listen to the heartbeat of the embryo or fetus.” (Saint Diego Union-Tribune, November 29, 2019)
For human life defenders [the law would] “Positive impacts on marriage, parenthood and family”
The authors of the bill wrote that “the proposed draft law has positive impacts on marriage, parenthood and family” (adoption by same-sex couples have also been banned) Slovak law does not recognize same-sex civil unions. and that “society does not consider the induced termination of pregnancy a good solution.”
Our Observatory supports these initiatives and the positive East European opinion public trend changing their laws to support the defense of human unborn.