DO NOT KILL

MIROSŁAW PIOTROWSKI

Where life is not protected, life from the conception till the natural death, democracy of death is being organized. However, first it is necessary to stifle and kill one’s own conscience

The fifth commandment of the Decalogue: ‘Do not kill’ is not negotiable. The attitude to human life is litmus paper for every democracy, the domestic and European one. Where life is not protected, life from the conception till the natural death, democracy of death is being organized. However, first it is necessary to stifle and kill one’s own conscience. When it is done, some people find it easy. This phenomenon could be observed during the so-called black marches organized in our country and during a debate on ‘women’s rights in Poland’ which was organized in the European Parliament in Strasburg. At moments its level was really poor. Fighting feminists used aggressive words against the rightist party, like ‘dinosaurs’, who allegedly joined the ‘terrifying crusade of the Catholic Church’. Unfortunately, they were accompanied by Polish female MPs of the Civic Platform who were speaking to the Polish government in the forum of the European Parliament that ‘it has a stony heart’. And this all because it allowed for proceeding of the Civic draft prohibiting abortion, that is, killing unborn children. Abortion supporters do not want to accept the news that life is a gift, not the goods. They consider life protection as backwardness – a counterrevolution which should be fought. The chief of the Socialists in the European Parliament Gianni Pittella was even shouting: - Those who forbid abortion are criminals. However, he added: - We have already won in the fight with the backwardness! What does it mean in practice? For example, there appeared a situation when for humanitarian reasons it is forbidden to cut off a dog’s tail, and even its ears, but it is permitted to kill a little, defenceless conceived child. Here is a real progress, not as pro-life activists were accused of ‘religious radicalism’, which irritates when the commandment ‘Do not kill’ is repeated.

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„Niedziela” 42/2016

Editor: Tygodnik Katolicki "Niedziela", ul. 3 Maja 12, 42-200 Czestochowa, Polska
Editor-in-chief: Lidia Dudkiewicz • Translation: Aneta Amrozik • E-mail: redakcja@niedziela.pl