FAFCE

Federation of Catholic Family Associations in Europe

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.

 

 

FAFCE's Analysis of the Estrela Report - A Proposal Unworthy of the EU

FAFCE updated its analysis of the Estrela Report: "A proposal unworthy of the EU, 11 reasons to vote against it followed by arising questions".

The analysis can be downloaded below.

 

Press release | 1,4 Million EU Citizens in favour of Human Dignity - European Parliament split over "Sexual and Reproductive Rights and Health" Report

Brussels, 22 October 2013

Today, Tuesday 22 October, the European Parliament took a position on the issue of Human Dignity. By voting a decision to refer the resolution on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights presented by Portugese MEP Edite Estrela back to the Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality, the Members of the European Parliament clearly showed that this issue is anything but trivial. The vote took place in a very animated hemicycle.

Read more: Press release | 1,4 Million EU Citizens in favour of Human Dignity - European Parliament split...

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