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 …Continue reading "European Parliament Classifies Laws against Abortion as “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 …Continue reading "European Parliament Adopts Pro-Abortion Report but also calls Sex Selection Abortion “Violence against women and girls”"
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 …Continue reading "European Parliament: Adopts Pro-Abortion Report"
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 …Continue reading "Pro-Abortion Report Rejected at European Parliament"
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 …Continue reading "In big pro-life victory European Parliament sends draft report elevating abortion to a “human right” back to committee"
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 …Continue reading "European Parliament to consider making abortion a fundamental “human right” and trampling on conscience rights"