On Thursday, the European Parliament passed a “divisive” resolution that proclaimed abortion to be a “human right” as countries such as Poland and Malta are working to restrict the killing of children through abortion.
Politico Europe reports:
The resolution urges EU countries to recognize that any interference with access to contraception, fertility treatment, maternity care and abortion “constitute breaches of human rights.” It implores countries to “condemn any attempt to limit access” to these services.
The measure passed with 378 MEPs voting in favor and 255 voting against.
The text — drafted by Predrag Fred Matić, a Croatian Socialist MEP — is also critical of the so-called “conscience clause,” which allows doctors to deny abortion access if they don’t believe in it. Withholding abortions “on grounds of religion or conscience,” the text says, “endangers women’s lives and rights.”
The measure — which the Parliament’s Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality overwhelmingly backed in May — primarily targets countries such as Poland and Malta, which ban or restrict access to abortion. It also chides governments that limited or revoked reproductive services during the coronavirus pandemic.
The action by Europe is just the latest to promote the killing of children in the womb through abortion.