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.
During a recent debate in the European Parliament, there was a speech by several representatives of the pro-abortion community, in which a handful of pro-abortion MEPs headed by Robert Biedron Pietro Bartolo and Malin Björk also took an active part. Much was said about women's rights and interests, but only in the context of the demand for unfettered access to procedures for the killing of unborn children.
· The European Court of Human Rights has rejected the complaint of a patient of Prof. Bogdan Chazan, who in 2014 refused to kill her unborn child, citing the conscience clause.
· The child suffered from a serious developmental defect, and his mother wanted an abortion at the Holy Family Hospital in Warsaw, which Prof. Chazan headed.
· The Supreme Court has acquitted Mariusz Dzierżawski, president of the Pro - Right to Life Foundation, who was punished by a court in Wroclaw.
· The reason for the activist's acquittal was his presentation of photos showing the effects of abortion, which, according to the lower courts, was supposed to be an "indecent" act.
· The Supreme Court found the cassation brought by the Prosecutor General as "obviously justified."
· The European Court of Human Rights ruled that the coercion of a Russian mother to have an abortion constituted "an outrageous case of inhuman and degrading treatment," and awarded her 19,500 euros in compensation (about 91,000 zlotys).
· The 20-year-old girl was forcibly taken to the hospital and forced to have an abortion by her parents, who disapproved of her relationship with the man who fathered the child.