Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Eyesight, Hindsight... What's The Difference?

When Alicja Tysiac became pregnant in February 2000, three eye specialists told her having another baby could put her eyesight at serious risk. But neither the specialists nor her GP would authorise an abortion. After giving birth later that year, Ms Tysiac suffered a retinal haemorrhage and feared she may go blind. She now wears glasses with thick powerful lenses but she cannot see objects more than a metre and a half (5ft) away.

In staunchly Catholic Poland, abortion is illegal unless the health of the mother or unborn child is at risk.

That $33,000 award from the European Court of Human Rights ought to help Queen Oedipus out of her welfare state.


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