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Thousands march for family values, against sex ed in Poland

PR dla Zagranicy
Grzegorz Siwicki 10.06.2019 01:00
More than 200,000 Poles have taken to the streets to voice their support for family values while opposing sex education for children, according to state broadcaster TVP.
Marchers in Warsaw on SundayMarchers in Warsaw on SundayPhoto: PAP/Wojciech Olkuśnik

The annual March for Life and Family was held on Sunday in more than 130 cities nationwide to call for traditional Christian values to be upheld, oppose abortion, and denounce plans to introduce “demoralising sex education” in some schools, public broadcaster Polish Radio’s IAR news agency reported.

It quoted Kazimierz Przeszowski from the Life and Family Centre, a group that organised the event in the capital Warsaw, as saying that sex education “threatens the development of children” and “destroys the family.”

Przeszowski denounced what he described as plans to “subject 200,000 children in Warsaw schools to extremely harmful treatment from September.”

This year’s March for Life and Family, featuring slogans including “Sex Ed Depraves,” additionally attracted education experts from Western Europe and the United States, the IAR news agency reported.

Meanwhile, tens of thousands, among them diplomats from the United States, Canada and other Western nations, took to the streets of Warsaw on Saturday in the annual Equality Parade, according to reports.

Several hundred parents in March staged a protest in Warsaw against a pro-LGBT move by the city’s mayor.

Thousands took to the streets of Warsaw in April for the annual Sanctity of Life march to celebrate the value of human life and call for an end to abortion.


Source: TVP, IAR

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