The European Parliament voted yesterday in favour of an extreme report which recognises abortion as a “human right” and redefines conscientious objection as a “denial of medical care.”
The report which was introduced by Croatian MEP Predrag Fred Matić in May passed yesterday evening with 378 MEPs voting in favour, 255 against and 42 abstentions.
The report which calls on all European Union member states to permit wide-ranging access to abortion is one of the most extreme proposals to ever come before the parliament and completely undermines freedom of conscience protections for healthcare workers from having to facilitate in abortions.
Officially declaring abortion as “healthcare” and a “human right” abandons evidence-based medicine and authentic human rights and imposes in its place the unethical and unscientific ideological diktats of extreme pro-abortion politicians.
Pro-life groups throughout the European Union have expressed alarm at the report, which they say violates the established principle that abortion laws fall within the competence of member states, rather than EU institutions.
While this latest resolution of the European Parliament is non-binding, it is a clear attempt to introduce a new norm to help pave the way for justifying binding acts on abortion at some point in the future.