A top health official in Sweden welcomed Polish women to come there to abort their unborn babies last week after Poland’s high court ruled to protect unborn babies with disabilities from discriminatory abortions.
Swedish Minister for Gender Equality Åsa Lindhagen also suggested that Swedish taxpayers should pay for Polish women to have abortions in her country, Sputink News reports.
“Let Polish women have an abortion in Sweden!” Lindhagen wrote on Instagram. “It is time for Sweden to stand up for Polish women in the same way that Poland once stood up for us! In the 1960s, when abortion was banned in Sweden, thousands of Swedish women traveled to Poland where abortion was legal.” At the time, Poland was under communist rule.
Now, Poland protects unborn babies from abortions in almost all circumstances. On Oct. 22, its constitutional court struck down one of the few exceptions allowed in its 1993 abortion law – abortions on unborn babies with disabilities. The justices ruled that the exception violates the constitution because it discriminates against human beings with disabilities.
The ruling could save thousands of babies’ lives. Polish health officials reported 1,100 abortions in 2019. Poland still allows abortions in cases of rape, incest or threats to the mother’s life.
Abortion activists have been rioting in Poland since the ruling was announced, vandalizing buildings and disrupting church services. Nearly 100 people have been arrested, according to an AP report from last week.
Sweden allows unborn babies to be aborted for any reason up to 18 weeks and forces midwives to help with abortions even if it violates their conscience. It also has been involved in abortion advocacy across the world. In May, Swedish political leaders faced criticism for spending $2 million to promote abortions in developing African countries that, at the time, were in dire need of medical supplies to combat COVID-19.
HD Editors Note: Why Is This News Biblically Relevant?
Ken Ham, in his article, “Abortion—Is the Bible Ambiguous?” explains that despite this culture of death we live in which defends and promotes abortion, it is nothing less than murder:
Abortion is the killing of an unborn child in his or her mother’s womb. There’s really no other honest way of describing it. Actually, there is another word for it—murder. So-called “pro-choice” activists (really, “pro-murder” activists) use terms like “reproductive freedom,” “health care,” or “a woman’s right to choose” to try and make abortion sound like anything but what it is—the intentional murder of an unborn child.
The gospel is the hope for a culture of death. The bad news—that we’re all sinners with wicked hearts—explains why such an evil as abortion exists and is even promoted and defended. It explains why people selfishly chose this option (often even believing they are doing the selfless thing for their child by sparing the child what they think will be a life of pain or poverty). You see, the good news is the hope we need! It’s the gospel that changes hearts and lives for now and eternity. It’s the gospel that sets people free to love God and others, including unborn children. It’s the gospel that compels us to speak boldly, love mothers, fathers, and babies, and provide practical help and hope to those in need.
So boldly speak and champion biblical truth and the gospel of Jesus Christ to all who will have ears to hear—including those in your homes and churches.