EU Funding of Abortion Giants Exposed by European Dignity Watch

Posted on | March 27, 2012 by Stefano Gennarini, J.D. |

The non-profit advocacy group European Dignity Watch has published a report that exposes and denounces EU funding of International Planned Parenthood Federation and Marie Stopes International, the two largest abortion providers in the world. The report uncovers substantial contributions of the EU to IPPF and MSI in contravention of EU Law prohibiting support to abortion and sterilization programs.

According to the report Marie Stopes International has declared it received support from the EU in excess of $30 million. The report follows from a request by European Dignity Watch for the correspondence between the EU Commission, the two abortion giants and the Center for Reproductive Rights. Not all the information requested was disclosed. The report asks EU Parliamentarians to investigate further and take action.

The report was presented during a public event at the European Parliament in Brussels during the “Week for Life” initiative organized by EU Parliamentarians Konrad Szymanski, Anna Zaborska, Gay Mitchell, Jan Olbrycht, Nirj Deva, Martin Kastler as well as COMECE.

The relatively new organization European Dignity Watch is dedicated to defending the three most vital pillars of society: Life, the family and fundamental freedoms. It’s press release on the report, titled “The Funding of Abortion Through EU Development Aid – An Analysis of EU’s Sexual and Reproductive Health Policy”, can be read here.

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