Videos on the European Parliament’s “Defund IPPF” event now online

The organizers of the conference exposing Planned Parenthood’s gruesome trade with the body parts of aborted babies have now put on their Facebook site a number of videos of the event.

We found this one, wherein it is described how an employee of StemExpress, a company purchasing fetal tissue from Planned Parenthood, was required to herself “harvest” the brain from an aborted baby with a still beating heart, particularly noteworthy: Continue reading

Spain: Socialist Party wants to ban Religion classes from all schools, including private ones

Article main imageThe deep-rooted hatred against religion, and in particular the Catholic Church, continues to characterize the Spanish political left even 75 years after the end of the Spanish Civil War (1936-39). As Spain prepares for its general election in December, Pedro Sánchez, the leader of the Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party (PSOE), has said that, if elected, his government will ban religion courses from both public and private schools. Continue reading

China abolishes “One-Child-Policy” … but continues intrusive birth control

geschwister-erlaubtIt is one of the biggest, most systematic, and most pernicious human rights abuses in recorded history: the One-Child-Policy through which from 1979 onwards the Chinese Government has sought to reduce the country’s population growth. According to that policy, which was enforced not only through financial incentives, but often through means such as forced abortions and state-imposed use of contraceptive devices, each couple was allowed to have no more than one child. Children conceived in excess of that quota were often forcibly aborted (i.e. against the will of their mothers) or, if they were born, systematically discriminated against by the State. Parents who had more children than the State allowed faced hefty financial sanctions, often including the loss of their jobs and livelihoods. Continue reading

EP: Relaunch of the Working Group on Human Dignity

IMG_2926Members of the European Parliament  from different political groups and affiliations have re-launched the cross-party Working Group on Human Dignity. This group, which had been established back in 2009 by Prof. Dr. Hans-Gert Pöttering MEP, then President of the European Parliament, gathers MEPs who believe that it is of key importance to maintain the original vision of EU’s founding fathers, by putting human dignity on the forefront of EU policy making.

“The infinite dignity of every human being is routinely denied across all stages of life, from conception until natural death. Therefore, the concept of human dignity must be further explored, in order to acquire a deeper understanding of the many cultural aspects which play a role in it, such as for example recognizing the contribution of Europe’s Christian heritage” affirm the MEPs, chaired by Mr Bastian Belder MEP (ECR) and a cross-party board of vice-chairs comprising Mr Alojz Peterle MEP (EPP), Mr Luigi Morgano MEP (S&D), Ms Marian Harkin MEP (ALDE), Ms Daniela Aiuto MEP (EFDD) and Ms Diane Dodds MEP (NI).

Remarkably and importantly, “Human Dignity” for the members of this Working group is not just the inflationary currency of their political rhetoric, but it actually has a demanding and clearly circumscribed meaning. This is set out in a document called the Universal Declaration of Human Dignity, which will be the foundation of the newly relaunched Working Group. Membership for the Working Group is open to all Members of the European Parliament, who sign this charter.

Poland: No Communists, no Socialists, no Greens…

Last Sunday’s general elections in Poland have led to a widely expected change of government. After 8 years in power, the liberal-conservative Civic Platform has to step down and must cede its place to the concervative Law and Justice Party (Prawo i Sprawiedliwość, PiS) , which has won an absolute majority of seats in the Sejm.

What is more surprising (and by European standards highly unusual) is that Poland is now, after Hungary, the second country of the former Communist bloc in which the political left is completely marginalized. Continue reading

Italy: same-sex “marriages” concluded abroad have no legal validity

Gay-italian-couple-1200Italy’s highest administrative court, the Consiglio di Stato,  has ruled that marriages of gay couples who wed abroad cannot be registered in Italy. It has thereby overruled and invalidated the decisions of the mayors of some cities (including Rome, Florence, and Naples) and several Regional Administrative Tribunals, who in clear and deliberate violation of the law had transcribed into the Italian marriage register the so-called “marriages” that had been concluded by Italian same-sex couples in countries such as the US, Canada, or the Netherlands. Continue reading

Slovenia: Constitutional Court overrules National Assembly, giving green light for a referendum to cancel new law on homo-“marriage”

ImageHandler.ashxWhat an incredible achievement! Against all odds, and despite having all the country’s mass media and nearly all political parties against them, the Slovene civil society platform Za otroke gre! (“Its for our children!”) has managed to ensure that a referendum will be held that will allow citizens to have their say on the hot button issue of same-sex “marriage”. Continue reading