Quod licet Iovi, non licet bovi. While the liberal left in Europe is in a never-ending state of moral panic over the US Administration’s decision to reinstate the Mexico City Policy, or over Russia’s and Hungary‘s respective decisions to exercise a somewhat tighter control over foreign-funded NGOs (which more often than not are George Soros’s or the European Commission’s sock-puppets), Sweden has now announced its own anti-NGO gag rule, pledging to stop giving aid to any organisations that “neither perform nor actively promote abortion as a method of family planning in other nations”. Continue reading
The European Parliament voted on 4 July a non-binding resolution aimed at “Addressing human rights violations in the context of war crimes, and crimes against humanity, including genocide”. Bizarrely however, the EU’s elected assembly decided that one of the tools required to combat such crimes was abortion – itself a crime against humanity’s most vulnerable members. Continue reading
The European Parliament will today hold a special ceremony to honour recently-deceased French politician Simone Veil. The many tributes being paid to Mrs Veil focus on her survival of the holocaust to go on to be elected the first President of the directly-elected European Parliament in 1979. They conveniently ignore the fact that this is the woman who legalised abortion in France. Continue reading
Poland’s President Andrzej Duda has signed into law a bill that restricts the use of the (until now freely available) so-called “morning-after” pill by subjecting it to medical prescription. Pro-abortion fanatics (picture) are enraged, as this is an (albeit small) step into the right direction. Continue reading
The UN Human Rights Council has adopted a resolution on the elimination of discrimination against women and girls. While there is general consensus that women and girls should not be discriminated against, the problem with such resolutions is that abortion advocates, or governments influenced by them, habitually try to use them as an occasion to promote the notion that legalizing the slaughter of unborn children is a requirement deriving from that consensus. In that context, it is long-awaited good news that the US, which under the Obama Administration was the most aggressive abortion promoter world-wide, has changed its position. Continue reading
Under President Trump, sanity and justice seem to slowly return into US politics.
Following up on a pledge by President Trump made during his election campaign, federal officials have drafted a provision contained in former President Obama’s “Affordable Care Act” (aka “Obamacare”) that required employers to provide so-called “birth control” coverage in health insurance plans. The provision, which cynically defined contraception (including some methods that objectively must be qualified as chemical abortion) as part of “health care” and thus obliged employers to pay for (some of) their employee’s questionable lifestyle choices, was one of the most controversial in Obama administration policies adopted under the Affordable Care Act, and it generated scores of lawsuits by employers that had conscientious objections to it. Continue reading
With 217-213 votes the House passed a health care bill on Thursday that would repeal and replace major parts of fomer US President Obama’s “Affordable Care Act”. While there is broad consensus in the US on the objective of making health care more affordable, Obamacare was highly controversial because it used “health care” as a pretext for promoting abortion and contraception, making it an obligation for employers, including even faith-based institutions whose professed ethics prohibit such abominations, to finance both.
Today’s vote is an important step forward towards the restoration of liberty of conscience, and a severe blow to the abortion industry. However, the bill still needs to pass a vote in the Senate.