Unimpressed by massive civil society protest, the European Parliament’s Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality (FEMM) has today adopted a draft report by the Belgian Socialist Marc Tarabella on the “the Progress on equality between women and men in the European Union in 2013”, which (inter alia) pushes for unlimited “access to abortion” as a human right.
The FEMM Committee is a Committee where radical feminist MEPs have a structural majority, as other MEPs usually prefer to work on issues where the Parliament has the competence to make binding decisions. The FEMM Committee only produces non-binding “initiative reports”.
The controversial Tarabella draft will be voted in one of the European Parliament’s next plenary sessions. In the meantime, the petition against it, which already has been signed by nearly 50.000 citizens, remains open for signature.