Saturday 3 October 2009

"Never give up!" Vote postponed on pro-abortion report in Council of Europe

Earlier this week SPUC called on pro-lifers throughout Europe to lobby their delegates to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. Yesterday they were due to debate a radical pro-abortion report promoting abortion as a means of family planning and population control in developing countries.

According to the European Centre for Law Justice, (ECLJ) which produced a masterly briefing rebutting the pro-abortion report, "the vote was put off because it was believed the resolution would not have had a majority of support".

They say:
"Mrs McCafferty, Rapporteur of a pro-abortion recommendation, has delayed in presenting her text to a vote of the Parliamentary Assembly of PACE. She asked for a delay, after being surprised by the sudden and growing opposition within the public and the members of the Assembly."
Congratulations to the European Centre for Law and Justice, to our supporters and to all pro-life lobbyists throughout Europe who worked together on this matter. No doubt Mrs McCafferty will try again and we must all be ever-vigilant. But as I have said before: Pro-life lobbying works. Never give up!

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