ADF: Czech Republic not required to offer inexpensive abortions to foreigners

ALLIANCE DEFENSE FUND NEWS RELEASE
May 9, 2011 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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ADF: Czech Republic not required to offer inexpensive abortions to foreigners

ADF corrects falsehood that EU member states must provide abortions to citizens of other member states

PRAGUE — The Alliance Defense Fund submitted a legal opinion to the Czech Republic Ministry of Health Friday dispelling misconceptions that European law requires the country to offer abortions to citizens from other European countries.

The Czech Parliament is considering whether to adopt legislation that would offer such abortions at inexpensive prices under the mistaken belief that binding interstate service provisions between European countries apply to abortion.  ADF explains that the European Parliament and Council of Europe have made clear that abortion is outside of their jurisdiction and is therefore not subject to the interstate service directives.

Full news release, quotes, and related media resources available at the following link:

http://www.adfmedia.org/News/PRDetail/4757

ADF is a legal alliance of Christian attorneys and like-minded organizations defending the right of people to freely live out their faith.  Launched in 1994, ADF employs a unique combination of strategy, training, funding, and litigation to protect and preserve religious liberty, the sanctity of life, marriage, and the family.

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