Friday, June 27, 2008

The European Centre for Law and Justice

As I reported last week, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) is today debating a draft resolution: Preventing the first form of violence against children: abandonment at birth.

The European Centre for Law and Justice has published a memorandum on the resolution, expressing concern about ‘the underlying promotion of abortion as a preventative alternative to abandonment.’ It states:
Whereas the aspiration of preventing abandonment of infants is an honorable and necessary societal goal, the ECLJ is extremely concerned with the politicization of the Draft Report and the unnecessary promotion of “abortion rights”.
As ever, a laudable aspiration is being hijacked to promote unethical polices that are outside the competence of the Council of Europe.