THE SALINA JOURNAL INTERNATIONAL FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25, 1996 Al T POLAND Lower chamber liberalizes Poland's anti-abortion law President promises to sign controversial measure into law By The Associated Press WARSAW, Poland — Siding with women's rights activists over the Vatican, parliament's lower chamber passed a bill Thursday liberalizing Poland's strict anti-abortion law. Earlier this month, the upper chamber, the Senate, vetoed the measure allowing women to have abortions if they are in financial need or feel emotionally unprepared for the pregnancy. But the lower chamber passed the bill Thursday by a 228-195 vote —just eight votes more than needed to override the veto — and President Aleksander Kwasniewski promised to sign the^measure into law. The close vote capped a three- year effort by liberals to alter strict legislation passed in 1993 that banned nearly all abortions. That law — among the most restrictive in Europe — ended 40 years of abortion-on-demand under communist rule. Pope John Paul II lashed out earlier this month at Polish lawmakers who favored the new legislation, saying: "A nation that kills its own children is a nation without hope." But Kwasniewski, a former communist, hailed the legislation as a giant stride for women. "This is a bill which ... will eliminate tragedies and hypocrisy and which will enable women to make decisions according.to their conscience," he said. The bill's supporters said Polish women would now enjoy rights already exercised by most women in Europe. "We have returned to Europe," said leftist deputy and Sejm TIRAN EVERYBODY WINS 71.si liisliicl KYpivscMliftivc "When Tommye [ Wins!" , Volr November!") Tommye Sexton Tor 71sl. I MslriM Representative bendlbrnmyeTb-Ibpeka Need The Weather In A Hurry? Read The ALMANAC. For All Your Weather Information ffeSalina Journal On These FaViSi The Associated Press A protester lights a candle in front of the Polish Parliament building in Warsaw after lawmakers voted Thursday to liberalize Poland's anti-abortion law. speaker Marek Borowski. The current law allows abortions only when the woman's health is at risk, if the fetus is irreparably damaged or if the pregnancy resulted from rape or incest. Doctors who break the law face up to two years in prison. The new bill will allow abortions until the 12th week of pregnancy in cases where women are in financial need or are emotionally or socially unprepared to have a child. Only state-run clinics have been authorized to do abortions under current law. Iran has answer to Barbie Officials: Sara provides a positive influence for Iranian children By The Associated Press ' TEHRAN, Iran — Barbie is getting competition. But Iran's new "Sara" doll isn't the type to show off her figure in a swimsuit. "Sara" wears long, flowing 'clothes and wraps, or similarly modest Iranian national costumes. She is Iran's latest attempt to resist what authorities consider cultural corruption from the West. And in contrast to Ken, that guy always hanging around Barbie, ; Sara's companion doll — Dara — is safely her brother. He wears the long coat and turban of an Islamic cjLeric. , -."Barbie is an American woman ;whp never wants to get pregnant •and have babies. She never wants ; to-look old and this contradicts our culture," says Majid Ghaderi, who designed the new dolls. : '.'Barbie is like a Trojan Horse," 'Ghaderi said. "Inside it, it carries The Associated Press The Iranian doll Sara is dressed in Islam's traditional long garb. its Western cultural influences, such as makeup and indecent clothes. Once it enters our society, it dumps these influences on our children." Ghaderi is director of the Amusement Department at the government-sponsored Institute for the Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults. The project to design Sara and Dara dolls began two years ago and they are expected to hit the market next summer. Barbie dolls are considered anti-Islamic and importing them is prohibited. However, dozens of Tehran shops display genuine Barbies, some wearing only a swimsuit. "I myself believe that Barbie dolls are not good for our children, although they are beautiful," one merchant said. Asked if authorities harass him for selling Barbies, he said, "Who cares? They don't make problems for us. I am not afraid." He declined to give his name. A genuine "Barbie-at-the-prom" sells for $40 while a 3-foot-tall bride 1 model goes for as much as $700 in a country where the average monthly salary is $100. Iranian imitations run about one-fifth of the price. "PAGEANT" Orig. 75.00 Tailored cap toe pump on a stacked heel. 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