Poland’s pregnancy registry

The Polish Government is mandating a centralized registry that would require doctors to report all pregnancies and miscarriages to the government. Authorities deny it will enable prosecutions of women who have miscarriages or abortions. Right. All it will lead to is women not seeing physicians for prenatal care.

Simultaneously, the government is planning to restrict divorces in order to increase the birthrate. The TFR for Poland is about 1.4, slightly below the European average.

How keeping a miserable couple together increases the birthrate is beyond me. Surely giving the couple a legal chance to find new partners is a better strategy.

See:

https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2021/dec/03/poland-plans-to-set-up-register-of-pregnancies-to-report-miscarriages

https://www.newsweek.com/poland-digitizes-pregnancy-data-may-limit-divorces-increase-birthrate-1654649

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