Polish doctor that refused to perform abortion named a “hero”
Dr Bogdan Chazan was visited by an expecting mother (32 weeks into pregnancy), who already had 5 miscarriages before and was worried about her health. It turned out that the fetus had hydrocephalus, undeveloped brain and was missing many bones from its skull. The Doctor refused to perform an abortion and didn’t send the woman to another hospital which could do so (according to polish law, if a doctor doesn’t want to perform an abortion, he has to choose another hospital which will agree to do so). Chazan was named a “local hero” and “true warrior of Jesus in the name of life of the unborn” by many polish politicians and catholic activists. He used conscience clause as an excuse for his actions.
The woman gave birth to the child through a C-section. She and her husband spent 10 painful days watching their deformed child die a horrible death. When she finally decided to speak out, she said:
“During these 10 days, no priest, no pro life activist or even dr Chazan came to see the child, to ask if they can help. It was really hard to look at our child. We knew what was coming, but it was still very hard to cope with”
Congratulations, pro-lifers - another “life” saved, another “happy” child and “happy” family.
I work out because I want to be able to get rid of anybody who is mean to my girl. If somebody is mean to her, I will show them my huge leg.
ph. Karlheinz Weinberger
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Artist Micheal Rakowitz has worked on many projects to help those affected by homelessness in New York City. His ParaSITE shelters are described as “custom-built assemblies of plastic bags and tarps that feed off of excess heat provided by building heating systems”. Rakowitz’s work is a great example of how people can help other people through inventively simple means. Look out for ways you can ‘warm’ others, even if it only involves speaking a kind word or being there to listen.
And you’ll hang like the rest
We’ll leave a noose on the attorney’s desk
And take to the streets
Chant like an army
And doctor up this disease
Claude Monet The Guibel Rock, Port-Domois 1886