Love “bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things”. (1 Cor 13:7). It is in such love that the pro-life movement in Poland and Russia thrives. With good news like these, there is hope for the pro-life movement in Europe.
While in many Western European countries governments continue their efforts to impose a radical “gay agenda” on their populations, a similar effort has remained unsuccessful in Poland.
The Sejm (Parliament) voted against three different proposals to create a legal statute for homosexual partnerships, one of them legalizing the possibility of “marriages” between two persons of the same sex. One proposal was endorsed by Prime Minister Donald Tusk. Mr. Tusk’s attempt to relativize marriage and family met decisive opposition even within his own party – most notably, Justice Minister Jarosław Gowin, who stated that, in view of the special protection the Polish Constitution grants to families, any attempts to create new institutions that mimic families and marriages must be held to be unconstitutional.
At the same time, the Russian Duma has new enacted legislation to prohibit the promotion of homosexual behaviour. Similar legislation had previously been enacted in various regions (such as in the municipalities of Moscow and St. Petersburg), but now it applies throughout Russia.