STOP Estrela Again! Unbelievably for the third time! Against the will of the citizens

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STOP Estrela Again! Unbelievably for the third time! Against the will of the citizens

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STOP Estrela Again! Unbelievably for the third time! Against the will of the citizens

On Thursday 16 January, the European Commission will deliver a "Statement on Non-discrimination in the framework of sexual and reproductive health and rights" at the European Parliament plenary session in Strasbourg.

The most prominent defeat ever of the abortion lobby and the sexual left at an international institution was the Estrela resolution on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights. The Estrela resolution provoked the most massive voter's protest over an EP resolution ever experienced in all EU Member States. As a result, the EP changed its mind. It states in its resolution on 10 December 2013 "the formulation and implementation of policies on SRHR and on sexual education in schools is a competence of the Member States".

This resolution shall now be overturned by the European Parliament with the help of the European Commission. To do so, the EU Commission will deliver a statement on non-discrimination and SRHR to the Parliament.

One problem is the wording. In declaring SRHR and abortion a "non-discrimination" issue, the EU-Commission can take any action because "non-discrimination" falls within its specific responsibilities. The policy issue of abortion is just interpreted as long as necessary to fit into the convenient political solution.

Another problem is the procedure and the Rules of the European Parliament: if the EU-Commission declares whatsoever, the EP can vote a follow-up resolution on that declaration. By using this rule, the pro-abortion lobby will get its Estrela resolution directly in plenary after having failed during the normal committee procedure.

Members of European Parliament or a political group must table an amendment until Monday 13 January 16 h to request a separate vote on this agenda item, in order to vote it out the agenda. There is no need for a new debate because Parliament debated one year long on this issue. Without an EU-Commission statement, there is no risk for a surprise "follow-up resolution on abortion".

EU-Commission President José-Manuel BARROSO and the concerned EU-Commissioners for Health (Tonio BORG, Malta), for Fundamental Rights (Viviane REDING, Luxemburg), for inter-institutional relations (Maros SEFCOVIC, Slovakia), and for Home Affairs (Cecilia MALMSTRÖM, Sweden) must withdraw their proposal to speak on this issue before the European Parliament. It is very important to contact the grey eminence of the EU Commission, Secretary General Mrs Catherine Day (UK).

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Petition to: EU Commission and MEPs

Dear EU-Commissioner,

You are expected to intervene before the European Parliament Plenary session to make a statement on "Non-discrimination in the framework of sexual and reproductive health and rights". This debate is in fact organized by the Socialist group to orchestrate the national opposition to the change of the Spanish national abortion law. However, you are fully aware that SRHR is another way to promote abortion, and the EU Commission is always heavily criticised for funding state and non-state actors promoting abortion within SRHR. The EU-Commission should not misuse its competency on "non-discrimination" to deal with abortion. In its very recent resolution of 10 December 2013 on sexual and reproductive health and rights, the European Parliament already clarified that the formulation and implementation of policies on SRHR and on sexual education in schools is a competence of the Member States.

This debate is closed. Please do not violate the principle of subsidiarity.

Please refrain from any declaration dealing with ethically sensitive issues which falls in the exclusive competency of the Member States.


Dear MEP,

The EU-Commission will present a Statement on Non-discrimination in the framework of sexual and reproductive health and rights" on Thursday 16 January at the European Parliament plenary session in Strasbourg.

You might be aware that in application of Rule 110, the EP is entitled to vote on a "resolution following a statement of the Commission". This is a very inelegant and hidden way to bring the Estrela-Resolution back to vote! You should keep in mind that the EP decided on 10 December 2013 after one year of intense debate, that the formulation and implementation of policies on SRHR and on sexual education in schools is a competence of the Member States. Please do not misinterpret the issue of abortion as an issue of fundamental rights and non-discrimination.

I deeply invite you to table an amendment for separate vote on this agenda item until Monday 13 January at 4 p.m. You can table such an amendment with 40 colleagues, or on behalf of your group.

Sincerely,
[Your Name]

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