FAFCE

Federation of Catholic Family Associations in Europe

Open Letter to the MEPs on the Lunacek Report: Should private sex life be a guideline for EU policies? An attack on filiation, subsidiarity and social peace in the EU – the effects of the Lunacek Report

On 1st February FAFCE addressed an open letter to the Members of the European Parliament regarding the Lunacek report on an EU LGBT Roadmap. The full letter is available below.

Brussels, 1st February 2014

Dear MEP,

On Tuesday 4 February you will vote on the report on an EU LGBT Roadmap (the “Lunacek report”). Before this vote please let me draw your attention to three points I invite you to consider.

One’s private sex life should not be a guideline for public policies. The EU must ensure the full enjoyment of all fundamental rights by all citizens. Member States implement fundamental rights and guarantee the balance between the right to equal opportunities and other fundamental rights. Whatever choices one makes in one’s private sex life, fundamental rights are the same for all citizens. There should not be a categorization of fundamental rights according to one’s sexual inclinations.

Read more: Open Letter to the MEPs on the Lunacek Report: Should private sex life be a guideline for EU...

The EU and Abortion: a twofold need for subsidiarity

echo bdBrussels, 16 January 2014

Following a statement on the behalf of the European Commission on “Non-discrimination in the framework of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR)”, a debate took place at the plenary session of the European Parliament this morning. For observers of the European Parliament it surprising to see this item on the plenary agenda as a resolution on the issue of SRHR was adopted only a month ago and set a clear limit, namely that SRHR is solely the competence of the Member States and not an issue to be dealt with at the EU level.

The statement of the European Commission was crystal clear and reaffirmed the position adopted by the European Parliament, underlining that the EU should not interfere in the area of SRHR but that it’s the Member States’ responsibility to address this issue.

Read more: The EU and Abortion: a twofold need for subsidiarity

Press release | A victory for European citizens: the Estrela Report defeated!

Brussels, 10 December 2013

Today, Tuesday 10 December, the European Parliament rejected the highly controversial Report on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights presented by Portugese MEP Edite Estrela.

The vote is truly a victory for EU citizens. Their voices were stronger than those of the lobbies that supported the report. A massive mobilisation of citizens across Europe showed that each citizen can make a change!

Read more: Press release | A victory for European citizens: the Estrela Report defeated!

Estrela SRHR Report: Open letter to MEP from FAFCE President

On 6 December FAFCE's President Antoine Renard addressed an open letter to the Members of the European Parliament regarding the Estrela Report due to be voted by the European Parliament on Tuesday 10th December:

"Dear Member of the European Parliament,

On Tuesday 10th December you and your colleagues will be invited to vote on the motion for a resolution presented by your colleague Mrs Edite Estrela (S&D) on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights. As President of the Federation of Catholic Family Associations in Europe, as a husband and father I wish to express my indignation with regard to this proposal.

Read more: Estrela SRHR Report: Open letter to MEP from FAFCE President

10 reasons to reject the Estrela SRHR resolution

FAFCE has published 10 reasons to reject the resolution presented by MEP Edite Estrela on "Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights".

The document can be downloaded below.

 

 

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