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

Townhall.com Staff
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Posted: Oct 22, 2013 3:02 PM
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 September 18 by the Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality. The Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament are the driving force behind the measure (dubbed by opponents “Estrela-Report” named after its author, Edite Estrela from Portugal), which sought not only to elevate abortion to the status of a “human right” but also stifle those who object to participating in abortion because of conscience.