ADF: Europe saved from forced acceptance of abortion
ALLIANCE DEFENSE FUND NEWS RELEASE
Europe saved from forced acceptance of abortion
European Court of Human Rights judgment in Irish case reaffirms that European Convention on Human Rights contains no ‘right’ to abortion
STRASBOURG, France — The Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights Thursday reaffirmed that the European Convention on Human Rights contains no “right” to abortion. The case, A, B, and C v. Ireland, has been dubbed by many as “the Roe v. Wade of Europe” because a loss would have meant that all countries in the Council of Europe must allow abortion or face large financial penalties in damages if ever sued.
ADF attorneys defended Ireland’s legal protections for pre-born children on behalf of the Family Research Council against three women who sued to have the country’s constitutional amendment protecting innocent life abolished. Because the lawsuit was decided in the Grand Chamber of the ECHR, the judgment is binding on all lower chambers and member states, making it a pivotal case.
Case Name: A, B, and C v. Ireland
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