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?
In 1916, an American feminist, Margaret Sanger, opened the first clinic in the United States of America, where women were advised on the use of contraceptives. It was also a place where dangerous procedures were performed to kill unborn children. Sanger was accused of using illegal and deadly practices, convicted and sentenced to 30 days in prison. However, it did not discourage her from continuing her activities.
The Ordo Iuris Institute intervenes as an amicus curiae in leading cases heard by the European Tribunal of Human Rights in Strasbourg. Their resolution may have a significant influence on the legal systems of the member states of the Council of Europe, including Poland.
The World Health Organisation has been striving to pass an international abortion right and undermine the primary role of parents in the upbringing and education of children for years.