Wednesday 11 March 2009

New abortion threat to EU countries: Alert

The European Women's Lobby (EWL) campaigns for free access to abortion for all women living in the European Union. It has called upon the EU's Fundamental Rights Agency to conduct research across the legal systems of the 27 countries of the European Union on 'discrimination in the area of health', 'access to abortion', 'access to/choices in and quality of sexual and reproductive health rights'.

The objective of the Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) is to provide EU member states and institutions assistance and expertise on fundamental rights.

It is, of course, beyond the scope of FRA's powers to be commissioning research into areas which remain squarely within EU Member States' national sovereign prerogative.

However that fact won't inhibit the FRA from responding positively to the European Women's Lobby's request. Morten Kjaerum (pictured), the first director of the EU Agency for Fundamental Human Rights, was a member of the EU Network of Independent Experts which published a Legal Opinion challenging the right of medical professionals to conscientiously object to certain practices such as abortion and seeking, without any foundation, to promote the "right" to abortion. You can find more about the pro-abortion orientation of EU Agency for Fundamental Human Rights by looking at my post last November on Zero Tolerance for Pro-Life Dissent.

Please alert your Member of the European Parliament, wherever you may live in the EU, to the danger posed by this latest initiative of the pro-abortion EWL - which is fighting against the interests, health and welfare of women in Europe by promoting abortion.