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Newsweek Polska - Poland | Thursday, July 23, 2015

Poland's Church imposes its dogmas over EU law

The Polish Episcopal Conference on Wednesday announced its disappointment that President Bronisław Komorowski had passed the law on artificial insemination. But this is really a conflict between the bishops and the EU, the liberal magazine Newsweek Polska claims: "It was in back in 1987 that the first child in Poland was born as a result of artificial insemination. The Polish Church didn't even notice it at the time. … This indifference continued as long as Poland was not in the EU and there was no need for our state to adopt elementary laws from the laicist European Bioethics Convention into the legal system. It was only with EU accession that the bishops woke up. … Because the issue here is not the foetuses that might land in the sink in the next ten years, it's about power. … It's about whether the Church and its current dogmas are stronger than some 'relativistic' secular law of the EU."

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