EU Prepares to Criminalize Pro-Life Views
September 15, 2017
The European Parliament has approved a report that claims reducing access to abortion is “violence against women and girls” and calls upon all member states to “guarantee abortion access.”
Breitbart News reports the legislators who drafted the report claim it’s not an attack on Christians, but instead “appeared to conflate a rise in violence against women with the election of President Trump.” Its report further states:
The Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) produced the interim report, which calls on all EU member-states to “urgently” ratify a new convention on violence against women, and “recommends”:
“The EU strongly affirms that the denial of sexual and reproductive health and rights services, including safe and legal abortion, is a form of violence against women and girls.”
All member-states must also “guarantee comprehensive sexuality education, ready access for women to family planning, and the full range of reproductive and sexual health services, including modern contraceptive methods and safe and legal abortion”.
If they fail to, it is implied they could be complicit in “forced pregnancy”, which the report asserts is “defined as a crime against humanity in Article 7 of the Rome Statute”.
The paper also calls on nations to “combat sexism and stereotyped gender roles – promoting gender-neutral language and address the key role of media and advertising.”
The report in question was produced by liberal Swedish Member of the European Parliament Anna Maria Corazza Bildt and socialist French Christine Revault, who called on the European Commission to implement their recommendations via legislation. Fourteen EU member states have already ratified the similarly worded Istanbul Convention.