The cities with the biggest turnout were Bacău (10,000 participants), Oradea (11,000 participants) and Bucharest (8,000 participants).
Compared to the 2016 edition, the number of organizing cities has risen by 26% (in 2016 the march took place in 110 cities), while the number of participants has risen by almost 50% (in 2016 there were around 75,000 participants in total). Continue reading
Just a few weeks before they will foreseeably be reduced to social insignificance, Socialists in France for (probably) the last time used their majority in the National Assembly to push through a law that, besides constituting a clamorous attack on the most fundamental of fundamental rights (such as the right to life, the freedom of speech, the freedom of information, the freedom of expression) just demonstrates how deeply infected they are with what is rightly described as the “Culture of Death”.
The new law purports to make what it calls “spreading misleading information” about abortion punishable with up to a two-year prison sentence and a fine of up to 30.000 Euro. Continue reading
It has been announced that on 14 March the General Court of the EU will hear the case of “One of Us v. the European Commission”, which the pro-life European Citizens’ Initiative “One of Us” has brought against the European Commission in view of the Commission’s failure to provide an adequate response to the 2 million citizens who have requested that legislation be proposed and enacted to prevent EU taxpayers’ money to be spent on the murdering of children befor birth. Continue reading
The Austrian government has decided to provide for the possibility of official registration, legal documentation and naming of stillborn children. This was so far not possible. Parents who wish so, will get a birth and a death certificate with their child’s name.
This is meaningful for the parents,but it is also a step towards the legal recognition of the dignity of unborn children, as well as their quality as “persons”.
A sad day for the pro-life movement in Poland and Europe: today the Polish Sejm rejected the civic bill brought forward by the citizens’ committee “Stop Aborcji”, which would have restricted abortion only to the cases where it is ethically justifiable, namely in the case of a risk of life of the mother. In doing so, the politicians overruled an initiative based on solid ethical and legal argument that had been promoted by thoughtful citizens, and instead chose to give in, in a rather cowardly manner, to the noise made by a fanaticised crowd that offered no arguments at all, but instead simply exhibited hatred and disrespect. Continue reading
With a strong majority the Polish Parliament (Sejm) has in first reading given green light to a bill that, if adopted, would considerably increase the legal protection of unborn human life. The draft would modify Poland’s current law on abortion, allowing terminations only if the mother’s life was at risk, and increasing the maximum jail term for doctors performing illegal abortions from two years to five.
The citizen’s initiative tabled in parliament by the Stop Abortion coalition would also make mothers liable to prison terms, though judges could waive punishment.
Feminist radicals and their allies are furiously opposing the measure, which, as they fear, could become a model to be followed by other countries wishing to ensure full and comprehensive protection of human rights.
The Munich Administrative Court (Verwaltungsgericht München) has lifted an illegal decree by the City Council serving the purpose of preventing pro-lifers from offering free and life-saving counseling in front of an abortion clinic to desperate women on their way to having their pregnancy terminated. Continue reading