On the initiative of Ordo Iuris on May 23rd the meeting of the Parliamentary Group for the Protection of Life and Family was held in the building of the Parliament
Parliamentarians expressed their appreciation and support for the actions aimed at banning abortion funding afrom European funds.
At the meeting the Parliamentary Group for the Protection of Life and Family issued an official statement of support for the initiative:
Warsaw, 23rd of May 2013
Statement on the European Citizens' Initiative "One of Us"
The Parliamentary Group for the Protection of Life and Family welcomes the judgment of the EU Court of Justice of 18 October 2011 in case Olivier Brüstle v. Greenpeace e.V. (C-34/10). We believe the unequivocal acknowledgment made by the Court, namely that the human embryo from the first moment of its existence - irrespective of the way it was created - is endowed with human dignity shall be a binding principle for the whole EU legal framework. We refer in particular to interpretation of the article 1 of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights, which states: "Human dignity is inviolable. It must be respected and protected" and the article 2 paragraph 1 thereof: "Everyone has the right to life".
We consider the findings of the judgment Brüstle v. Greenpeace e.V. (C-34/10) should be reflected in the EU laws, particularly in the provisions defining the rules of spending EU financial resources and functioning of the EU institutions.
Therefore, we would like to express our strong appreciation and support for the European Citizens' Initiative "One of Us" aiming at drawing practical conclusions from the judgment for the functioning of the EU. The aims of the initiative undoubtedly serve the purpose of protecting human dignity according to the article 1 of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights.
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