A German doctor has openly spoken of her involvement in sending abortion pills to war-torn Ukraine. Wrongly described as “life-saving medication”, the doctor waded into a legal grey zone by smuggling the pills to Ukraine via Africa and Poland.
Unfortunately, the media has presented this story as a “brave” action by the German doctor and her supporters, who risked “jail time” to “try to help”. Although not the result of bullets or bombs, the promotion of abortion in Ukraine by western doctors represents further harm to the ordinary people.
The positive portrayal of law-breaking and running roughshod over the national pro-life legal stance of Poland is profoundly dishonest. Poland is one of the few European countries which still protects human life. The revelation that abortion pills passed through its borders is deeply alarming and violates Poland’s pro-life laws. Throughout the war, Poland has been a staunch supporter of Ukraine.
Pregnant women in Ukraine especially need humanitarian and medical supplies which help them safely give birth to their babies and protect them from harm. They need life-affirming options. Forcing abortion on these vulnerable women is tantamount to coercive abortion, considering the circumstances.