Poland Gets Another Lesson In The Downside of EU Membership
Poland is overwhelmingly Catholic and staunchly anti-abortion, so why do the Dutch feel like they need to send abortion advocates in there? Because clearly the Poles are not capable of deciding these things for themselves ... they simply need to be educated by EU members that are more enlightened.
Women on Waves uses the ship to offer the abortion pill to pregnant women in countries where abortion is illegal. To circumvent strict Polish anti-abortion laws, the group plans to take women aboard and sail 20 kilometres (12 miles) out into international waters to administer the pills.
Abortion in Poland is only allowed in cases of rape or where the health of the mother or embryo is in danger.
So the little woman and I are driving down the road and "Hammer and a Nail" is up on the CD.
"Is this the Dixie Chicks?" she asks.
"Blixie Chicks?? Of course not. I have better taste than that."
She deftly ignores the implied insult.
"It's the Indigo Girls," I tell her. "Homosexuals, you know. Shows my tolerance."
"Yes," she replies, "I have noticed you're very tolerant of homosexuals. As long as they're lesbians."
"And one of them is Janine Lindemulder," I add. "We need to be clear on that."