Rome, Italy, Jul 6, 2021 / 08:00 am
An international alliance of Catholic groups has criticized a report adopted by the European Parliament asserting that abortion is a “human right.”
In a joint statement issued ahead of last month’s vote, 14 organizations said that they stood united in the defense of human life from conception until natural death.
“Abortion eliminates an innocent human life and has grave physical and psychological consequences for women who undergo it, and harmful consequences for those who procure it,” said the June 23 statement, issued by participants in the thematic expert groups on family, health, and human rights of the Forum of Catholic-inspired Organizations.
“Moreover, this proposal would undermine the right of conscientious objection, which is essential to true progress and equality in our societies.”