European Parliament Classifies Laws against Abortion as “violence against women and girls”

By Marie Smith, Parliamentary Network for Critical Issues Editor’s note. This is excerpted from a post that appeared here. The European Parliament (EP) took shocking and disturbing action last week when it adopted a parliamentary report which charges “the denial of sexual and reproductive health and rights services, including safe and legal abortion, is a …

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European Parliament Adopts Pro-Abortion Report but also calls Sex Selection Abortion “Violence against women and girls”

By Marie Smith Editor’s note. This analysis comes from the Parliamentary Network for Critical Issues (PNCI) The European Parliament, composed of legislators representing the 28 Member States of the European Union, voted today to adopt the Annual Report on Human Rights and Democracy Around the World 2013, including paragraphs promoting access to abortion as a …

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European Parliament: Adopts Pro-Abortion Report

By Marie Smith The European Parliament (EP) today passed a resolution adopting the “Tarabella Report.” The report promotes access to abortion as a fundamental right and as part of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) but also affirmed the right of EU Member States to determine national policy on SRHR issues. The EP has …

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Pro-Abortion Report Rejected at European Parliament

  By Parliamentary Network for Critical Issues (PNCI) Members of the European Parliament (EP) rejected a radical report by MEP [Member of Parliament] Edite Estrela entitled “Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights” by approving an alternative report presented by Members of the European People’s Party (EPP), and European Conservatives and Reformists Group (ECR). The vote …

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In big pro-life victory European Parliament sends draft report elevating abortion to a “human right” back to committee

By Dave Andrusko By an uncomfortably close margin, the European Parliament today rejected a draft report that would have promoted abortion as a fundamental “human right.” The vote to send it back to committee was 351 to 319 votes with 18 abstentions. The Draft Report on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights had been adopted …

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European Parliament to consider making abortion a fundamental “human right” and trampling on conscience rights

By Dave Andrusko The lead to the story in CNS News perfectly summarized the huge issues at stake this week. “European lawmakers [through the 27-member European Parliament] will vote on a measure that promotes abortion as a fundamental human right, while taking aim at the conscientious objection rights of pro-life doctors and health workers.” The …

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European Parliament: Condemns Gendercide

The European Parliament approved a report–Gendercide: the missing women?–that condemns practices that destroy the lives of women and girls, including sex selection abortion and infanticide. The report by MEP Antigoni Papadopoulou recognizes that sex selective abortion is a form of discrimination and violence against women and girls and that family or societal pressure on women …

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The President of European Parliament issued a statement warning the Chinese government to immediately stop the retaliation and harassment of Chen Guangcheng’s family

By Bob Fu Editor’s note. Chen Kegui is the nephew of Chen Guangcheng, the blind human rights activist who exposed a program of forced abortion and sterilization in Shandong, China. Chen Guangcheng was imprisoned and eventually was allowed to come to the United States. On Monday, May 20th, European Parliament’s President Schulz met at the …

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Pro-Life Members of the European Parliament Sponsor a “Week for Life”

Editor’s note. The following encouraging news comes from the Parliamentary Network for Critical Issues (PNCI) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Pro-life Members of the European Parliament (MEPs), in collaboration with the Commission of the Bishops Conferences of the European Community (COMECE), have begun a “Week for Life” in Brussels to highlight critical pro-life issues that confront lawmakers. MEPs, including …

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