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EU May Declare Abortion a ‘Human Right’
CNS News ^ | 10/11/13 | Patrick Goodenough

Posted on 10/12/2013 10:29:03 AM PDT by marshmallow

( – European lawmakers this month will vote on a measure that promotes abortion as a fundamental human right, while taking aim at the conscientious objection rights of pro-life doctors and health workers.

Critics see the move as an attempt to dictate abortion policy to individual European Union governments, despite an acknowledgement by leading E.U. institutions that there is no consensus on the matter across the 28 member-states.

The controversial draft report, which is being promoted by socialist members of the European Parliament (MEPs), was passed last month by the legislature’s committee on women’s rights and gender equality.

According to supporting documents, 20 E.U. member-states legally permit abortion on demand, while six others have limitations which are either interpreted broadly (Britain, Finland, Cyprus) or restrictively (Ireland, Poland, Luxembourg). Malta prohibits all abortions. (The 28th and newest member, Croatia, had not joined the E.U. when the legislation was being drafted.)

Even in countries where abortion is legal, the report states, it is often made unavailable “through the abuse of conscientious objection or overly restrictive interpretations of existing limits.” Other obstacles include “medically unnecessary waiting periods or biased counseling.”

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TOPICS: Moral Issues; Religion & Culture
KEYWORDS: abortion; abortions; deathpanels; eu; europeanunion; obamacare; prolife; zerocare

1 posted on 10/12/2013 10:29:03 AM PDT by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow

Along with assisted suicide.

2 posted on 10/12/2013 10:29:45 AM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: marshmallow

Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,

And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.

Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:

Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.

For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:

And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.

And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;

Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,

Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,

Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:

Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.

3 posted on 10/12/2013 10:32:23 AM PDT by Bayard
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To: marshmallow

They will all burn, like Sodom and Gomorrah.

Stand strong, Malta.

4 posted on 10/12/2013 10:38:31 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: marshmallow

A gender based human right.

5 posted on 10/12/2013 11:16:52 AM PDT by Mike Darancette (Right Wing Yahoos taking Over the GOP --YAHOO!)
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To: Mike Darancette

It is, according to these Great Ones, a human right to be inhumane.

6 posted on 10/12/2013 11:56:50 AM PDT by Louis Foxwell (This is a wake up call. Join the Sultan Knish ping list.)
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To: Viennacon

AMEN! Malta is amazing. Kind of like the Christian nation of the world at this point. Tiny like Israel, surrounded by enemies. Unfortunately for us, our country is different from the EU in that late term abortions are performed here.

7 posted on 10/12/2013 2:08:44 PM PDT by huldah1776
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To: huldah1776

Malta IS amazing, it’s true. I refer to it as Mighty Malta. A very good friend of mine has lived their her whole life, but she informed me not too long ago that they had just legalized divorce, which hasn’t left her very happy, and she feels abortion might not be all that far behind.

8 posted on 10/12/2013 3:07:02 PM PDT by mlizzy (If people spent an hour a week in Eucharistic adoration, abortion would be ended. --Mother Teresa)
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Thanks marshmallow.

9 posted on 10/12/2013 3:42:47 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: marshmallow

Good thing Francis thinks we obsess about this.

10 posted on 10/12/2013 5:03:01 PM PDT by piusv
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To: marshmallow
You know what? I'm anti-choice and PROUD of it.
Here's why. It is a matter of how one could interpret the 10 commandments today...
V. Thou shalt not choose abortion (kill)
11 posted on 10/12/2013 7:08:54 PM PDT by Repent and Believe (Promote good. Tolerate the harmless. Let evil be crushed.)
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