Does the law state that such petitons can be rejected in commitee and then by the full Sejm?
All I know is that the pro-life petition was sent to committee by parliament for further consideration, whereas the pro-choice petition was struck out immediately. If PiS were not in favour of a change in legislation, why was the pro-choice petition not subject to the same treatment and binned at the outset?
Either we agree that society has the right to dispose/kill a human being or not
You are trying to simplify something that is not that straightforward. On those grounds one could also say that you have no right to kill someone in self defence either, that would be an extenuating circumstance in much the same way as a decision being made to terminate the pregnancy of a mother whose life would be put at risk if the pregnancy continued, yes? That is the problem you have in trying to enforce a set of rigid ground rules, real life situations are never that simple.
Also, how can you justify that statement when you have already said that you are in support of the one out of three situations currently allowed by law, that of saving of the mother's life?
Such a law would and will be modified as to broaden "acceptable" conditions to dispose a human being.
You mean abortion for whatever reason. I can't say it would never happen in Poland, as it did under Communism, but I think it unlikely in the near future. It hasn't happened in Ireland either.
when such a life threatening condition would appear there'll be an appropriate response made be a responsible medical team.
But there wouldn't if the new laws had been passed!!! Yes, of course someone with an ectopic pregnancy would be monitored, but if the foetus is alive and implanted in the fallopian tube, what would you consider to be the appropriate response? Under new laws, a doctor would refuse to remove the foetus. If he doesn't, that tube would rupture as the foetus grows. The appropriate response would be to remove the foetus before a medical emergency occurs, not wait for one to happen and hope the mother doesn't bleed to death!
You seems to be obsessed by the RCC
Not at all, but the proposal was backed by the RCC, as was stated in the politico link I supplied in an earlier post. Am I supposed to not mention this then? How can we have a debate on abortion without mentioning the RCC, when its views on abortion are very clear?
do you think a person with a Down syndrome doesn't have the right to live
I don't agree with a Downs child not having the right to live. My step daughter has Downs, and for many years she spent the school holidays living at my house, about 3 months out of every year. Her care was mostly down to me, as this was the time when I wasn't working. My step daughter has a very good quality of life, she loves listening to music, dancing, she goes to concerts, is football mad and goes to see her favourite team play when they are at home. I cannot imagine a world without her in it. I love her to bits and she will always be a part of my life.
Roz was spot on however, with her statement
people with Downs vary a lot in their capabilities.
My step daughter really enjoys reading and loves her Harry Potter books, but she cannot count money, and it took us over a year to teach her how to tie the laces on her trainers. She also has very little sense of danger and will always require care, she is not capable of independent living.