Editor’s note. This comes from the Parliamentary Network for Critical Issues.
A conference was held at the European Parliament hosted by the EPP Working Group on Bioethics and Human Dignity on the “Medical, Legal & Ethical Aspects of Neonatal Infanticide” with Miroslav Mikolásik, MEP [Member of the European Parliament] from Slovakia, co-president of the Group, to explore the reality of late term abortion in Europe and the killing of babies who survive by neglect or direct action. Laws regulating abortion vary across Europe with a number permitting abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy.
Witnesses presented facts and details from human rights considerations to psychological and legal observations. The European Centre for Law and Justice (ECLJ) showed video testimonies of physicians and midwifes who assisted in various ways in neonatal infanticide and late term abortions and witnessed the reality which ECLJ hopes will have a significant impact in raising awareness of this horrific criminal practice all over Europe.
Dr. Grégor Puppinck and Dr. Claire de La Hougue from ECLJ presented facts from their report that was submitted to the Council of Europe-Late Term Abortion & Neonatal Infanticide in Europe and the Petition for the Rights of Newborns Surviving Their Abortion.
It is hoped that Members of the European Parliament will take action to provide assistance and care to abortion survivors.