On March 3 at the University of San Pablo in Madrid, the director of the Italian daily Il Folglio, Guliano Ferrara, will unveil a plan to achieve an international moratorium on abortion, similar to the moratorium on the death penalty reached at the United Nations at the beginning of the year.
Ferrara’s initiative calls on governments to “scrupulously respect” human rights, beginning with the inviolable right to life. He proposes that the article in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights that affirms the right to life of every person be amended to include that that right should be respected “from conception to natural death.”
The moratorium calls on “representatives of governments to express their opinion in support of a significant amendment of the text of the Declaration.”
A number of renowned scholars and leaders from around the world have voiced their support for Ferrara’s initiative.