Pro abortion report rejected in European Parliament
The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC) UK reports on 10 December 2013 a win for the prolife movement in the rejection, by the European Parliament plenary session by the proabortion Estrela report.
The report tried to impose abortion as a human right, called for compulsory sex education for children, and attacked conscientious objection for healthcare professionals. Further information is provided by the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC)
John Smeaton, SPUC's chief executive, said: "The Estrela report represents one of the most concerted recent attempts to get the European Parliament to exceed its competence and try to impose abortion on European Union member-states. Today's rejection of the Estrela report proves that peaceful and prayerful grassroots lobbying by pro-lifers can have a real positive impact in the political arena. I wish to thank SPUC's supporters at home and our colleagues in Europe for saving lives today."
The "Report on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights", put forward by Edite Estrela MEP, suggested that abortion is a human right, called for compulsory sex education for all children in and outside of school, and attacked conscientious objection for healthcare professionals.
© Society for the Protection of Unborn Children, 2013