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MEPs reject abortion rights

A resolution on ‘Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights’ was rejected by the European Parliament in mid-December, with a total of 351 MEPs voting in favour of sending the report back into committee.

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European Parliament building, Brussels

As well as seeking to establish a right to abortion, the resolution went further in attacking the right to conscientious objection and the rights of parents, and called on the European Union to fund abortion in its Foreign and Development Aid Policy.