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Anti-abortion Poland Offers Payments for Disabled Newborns

November 8, 2016

(Fox News) –  Polish lawmakers approved a plan Friday to pay a bonus to families whose child is born disabled – part of a policy aimed at curbing the number of abortions.  The “For Life” plan, which is expected to take effect next year, gives a one-time payment of 4,000 zlotys ($1,000) upon the birth of a disabled child or one with a life-threatening disease. Government official Elzbieta Witek said the money is intended as the “first step” of government support for families with disabled children.

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