EP to feature heavily divisive issue on its agenda

This week, the European Parliament votes on whether abortion should become a fundamental right in the European Union. The EU is deeply divided on the issue, but the pro-abortion lobby enjoys majority in Parliament.


Members of the European Parliament are gearing up to vote on incorporating the right to abortion in the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union. Supporters of unrestricted access to abortion will try to maximise their current advantage in the upcoming plenary session, MEP Izabela Kloc from the Polish Law and Justice (PiS) party told the wPolityce news site. Ms Kloc emphasized that Brussels’ attempts to limit national regulation on abortion constitute a dangerous encroachment on the sovereignty of member states.

Although pro-life defenders, of which I am one, have been very active during the parliamentary debates, the abortion lobby has a clear majority in legislature. They will seek to impose their extremely liberal vision of the law on all the member states. I would add that this is a fundamentally anti-humanist and anti-woman idea,

– the right-wing politician said. She underscored that the inclusion of the right to abortion in the Charter of Fundamental Rights would increase pressure on Polish lawmakers from Brussels and provide the current governing coalition with an excuse to pass laws that run counter to the country’s constitution and legislative traditions.

Spanish MEP Margarita de la Pisa Carrió recently also advocated for the protection of life during a debate in the European Parliament. She emphasized the inherent value of every individual, created as members of the human family, regardless of external acceptance.

„In recognising the significance of pregnancy, women require support, information, and compassion,” stated the MEP. „When faced with vulnerability or challenges, suggesting abortion does not facilitate a genuinely free and informed decision. Instead, let us assist women in overcoming the circumstances that drive them to such drastic choices: poverty, isolation, job insecurity, fear of rejection, or loss of freedom,”

– the Spanish politician said.



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