STOP IT: Estrela Report back in EU
*** VOTE PENDING 10 DECEMBER ***
European Parliament Draft Resolution promotes sexual education to 4 year old children and abortion as a means of birth control.
The well-known Estrela Report is back on the agenda of the European Parliament.
After her bill was referred back to committee, out of fury, Portuguese Socialist Edite Estrela vowed her bill will be back with enough votes to pass.
As the Estrela report is now back on the agenda of the FEMM – the report is scheduled to be discussed on 25 November and voted on 26 November - families across Europe are looking towards their MEP, counting on their respect for the democratic procedure.
The text was written by Vicky Claeys, President of the European Section of the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), who publicly claimed to have written the document in her 19th June IPPF presentation to the European Parliament on women’s access to modern methods of contraception.
This resolution promotes sexual education to 4 year old children, abortion as a fundamental right, attacks the right to conscientious objection, the rights of parents, and calls on the European Union to fund abortion in its Foreign and Development Aid Policy. This text calls for more abortions and less rights for conscientious objectors and parents; it recommends nothing in relation to the prevention of abortion or support for pregnant women.
The speed at which the report is coming back to the table is surprising given that there are many other reports that have not been discussed. Not only has the FEMM Committee put this as the first item on its agenda for its next meeting on 25 November but the report has also made its way to the draft agenda for the December plenary session.
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