Poland’s “Stop Pedofilii” bill seeks to make the incitement of minor children to sexual activity, also known as grooming, illegal in Poland. However, the European Parliament voted to oppose and condemn the anti-pedophilia legislation.
The opening items in the bill stipulate fines, restricted liberty, or imprisonment for anyone who defends, promotes or praises pedophile activity.
The “Stop Pedofilii” bill was submitted by Polish citizens themselves. The Polish Constitution allows for the introduction of a bill by ordinary citizens as long as it is signed by a group of 100,000 or more Poles who have the right to vote. The “Stop Pedofilii” citizen’s project has been signed by 265,000 Polish voters.
However the European Parliament is intervening in a legislative process designed to protect children from sexual abuse based on the will of citizens.