The Council of Europe Wants to Extend the “Right” to Abortion

Source: FSSPX News

The Council of Europe is an international organization whose purpose is to help create common legal areas. In a report dated December 5, 2017, the Council criticized the that restrict women’s access to abortion.

The report points indiscriminately at Poland, Armenia, Georgia, Macedonia, Russia, and Slovakia, all countries that have recently adopted “a range of criteria that pregnant women must fulfil before they can obtain legal abortion services” .

Laws in Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, Andorra, Liechtenstein, Malta, Monaco, and San Marino are also criticized for their “highly restrictive” access to abortion, which is often authorized only in cases of rape or when the mother’s life is at risk.

“Abortion should be legal at the woman’s request from the beginning to the end of pregnancy if it can protect her life or she risks being abused,” insists Mr. Muiznieks, the Council of Europe's Commission for Human Rights – but not the rights of human babies – who provides 54 propositions as steps towards uniformly imposing an alleged “right” to abortion.

This “right” is presently recognized in 40 of the 47 States that are members of the Council of Europe. Depending on the country, it often comes with restrictions, particularly a time limit that ranges from ten to twenty-four weeks of pregnancy.