Catholic Bishops Say Killing Babies in Abortions "Can Never be a Fundamental Right"

Steven Ertelt

Ahead of a vote Thursday in the European Union, Catholic bishops say that killing babies in abortions can never be a fundamental right.

Members of the European parliament are set to vote on a proposal tomorrow that would insert a "right to abortion" in the European Union's Charter of Fundamental Rights. A draft resolution would amend the EU charter to falsely declare "everyone has the right to bodily autonomy, to free, informed, full, and universal access to sexual and reproductive health and rights, and to all related health care services without discrimination, including access to safe and legal abortion."

But the Commission of the Bishops' Conferences of the European Union, which is made up of Catholic bishops from the EU member states, released a statement disagreeing.

"The promotion of women and their rights is not related to the promotion of abortion,"

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