On the 23rd of April 2013, a written question entitled “Does the European Convention on Human Rights set out a right to abortion?” (No. 633, Doc. 13181) was addressed to the Committee of Ministers (CM) by the President of the EPP group, Mr Luca VOLONTÈ.
Mr Volontè asked the Committee of Ministers:
- Can the Committee of Ministers confirm that the Council of Europe is not committed to a policy of promoting access to abortion?
- Can the Committee of Ministers, to the extent that it comprises representatives of the States Parties to the European Convention of Human Rights and the European Social Charter, confirm that it was never the intention of the authors of these instruments to establish a convention-based right to abortion?
The resolution of the European Parliament on the judgement of the Constitutional Tribunal on eugenic abortion provoked many comments.
The Constitutional Tribunal's ruling on eugenic abortion became one of the topics of an analysis of the Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality (FEMM), which is a committee of the European Parliament.
Another initiative has been organised in Europe with the view to globally force the concept of “reproductive and sexual rights”. In addition to radical organisations, including the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), 15 European countries got involved in the Countdown 2030 Europe project. The aim of the initiative is to enhance access to abortion and vulgar sexual education. Although this initiative was not created by all the EU Member States, the Commissioner for Equality, Helena Dalli, has recently declared her support of the initiative.
The UN again is promoting the demands of the LGBT and pro-abortion movements. During the event organised by UN Women, a lot of postulations that were voiced were targeted against the family.