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Europeans Launch Campaign to Declare Life Starts at Conception

posted on January 22, 2013

“Anti-abortion groups from 20 different countries have launched a petition to ask the European Parliament to recognize that life begins at conception,” reports Alessandro Speciale at Religion News Service. While abortions in the European Union are regulated by each member state, the petition, known as the “One of Us” initiative, hopes to attract attention to the issue, as well as block EU funding for “activities that entail the destruction of embryos.” According to the website, the initiative has “greater political potential than any other initiative that has been undertaken so far to protect the dignity of the person and life from conception at a European scale.”

Read at Religion News Service