DAILY CATHOLIC    FRI-SAT-SUN     December 17-19, 1999     vol. 10, no. 240

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POLAND PARLIAMENT OUTLAWS PORNOGRAPHY

        WARSAW (CWNews.com) - Poland's lower house of Parliament on Thursday passed a new bill that outlaws hard-core pornography, a measure supported by the conservative Solidarity bloc (AWS) and the Catholic Church.

        "We are pleased and satisfied. Today's decision by parliament is a Christmas present for families," said deputy Antonii Szymanski from the AWS. The availability of pornography in Poland and the whole of Eastern Europe exploded after the 1989 fall of Communism. "We are against pornography because it turns human beings into objects. Tightening regulations against pornography is a move in the right direction, but we must wait and see whether the law will be obeyed," said bishops' spokesman Artur Shultz.

        While the upper house is expected to pass the bill without opposition, ex-Communist president Aleksander Kwasniewski has not indicated whether he will sign the law.


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December 17-19, 1999       volume 10, no. 240
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