Giles, I don't understand what you are trying to say. I wasn't talking about women being powerfull leaders, I was talking about women taking equal part in decision making, be it abortion or anything else for that matter. I think you misread my post.
In order to take equal parts in decision making one needs to truly want to be a part of it. I don't know a single female interested in politics thus I am hazardous to say that the small percentage of women in polish parliament, or in any parliament for that matter, is due to the lack of interest of politics displayed by women.
Though it is not something to be taken lightly. Since I'm a not in God/religion, I take a humanist approach, what do others think. And more importantly, how is the Polish government going to deal with this issue. especially given the amount of mind control the catholic church has over Poles, especially the old, infirm and mentally unsound.
This whole "Catholic church has so enormous impact on Poles" slogan is a myth really, very often spread by poles themselves. The fact is, that Poles are pretty much religious people (well at least more religious than the westerners) but that doesn't mean that they do whatever the priest says. That could be the case decades ago in small villages, but certainly not now. The catholic church is against contraception, and yet you won't have any problems to buy a condom here. The catholic church is against pornography and yet you will be able to buy a porn paper in every news paper agency, etc... The Catholic Church says that on Friday there shouldn’t be any parties taking place, and yet the clubs and pubs are always packed up with people... Convinced? No? Just think about your polish friends, are they really that blind religious bigots that you may think about them. You will notice that that's just not the case. We are probably more conservative, but still not that orthodox.
As for abortion, I’m just trying to figure out at what point men managed to convince women that this is what they really want. Mostly all those women that say that they are for abortion on request totally change their minds after they are really pregnant. This state just basically puts everything upside down in a woman’s life.
Very often we can hear arguments that men shouldn’t engage in a discussion about abortion because they don’t know anything about being pregnant. Well, a woman that never been pregnant also doesn’t know anything about pregnancy, about what it’s really going to be.
Abortion isn’t an easy problem to solve, but then again, this is how the adult world functions, right? A person that is mature enough to have sex should be mature enough to know that people take responsibilities for their actions. Yeah, easier said than done. I was faced by a similar problem when I was a student and 19. I was seriously thinking about avoiding this responsibility. About taking an easier path. I can tell you two things at this point: firstly, I would never judge a person that would choose abortion. Secondly, a woman at that time needs support from her loved ones and not “help” from the abortion clinic stuff.
But then again, what do I know. I’m just a man… :)
And more importantly, how is the Polish government going to deal with this issue
Poland has the smallest birth rate among all the EU countries, so I would think that they will try to leave the things as they are now.