Pro-life victory as European Parliament votes to send pro-abortion report back to committee
25 October 2013
Thank you to all those SPUC supporters who lobbied their MEPs
In a pro-life victory, the European Parliament has voted to send the pro-abortion Estrela report back to committee.
Anti-family lobbyists are complaining about "intense lobbying" by pro-life/pro-family groups, so well done to all those SPUC supporters who lobbied their MEPs (Members of the European Parliament) prior to the vote. (See our action alert of 16 October for what was contained in the Estrela report.)
Anthony Ozimic, SPUC's communications manager, told LifeSiteNews.com: "Today's set-back for the Estrela report shows that the pro-abortion lobby does not have it all its own way, even in the culture of death which is so prevalent in Europe. Forthright and intelligent lobbying by individual pro-lifers and their representative organisations can and does frustrate the designs of powerful anti-life forces.
"Although the pro-abortion lobby has many times the funding of the pro-life movement, pro-lifers can punch above our weight because we have the truth with us. There is all to play for, and the victory is won in terms of lives saved and families protected." [LifeSiteNews.com, 22 October]