It is incredible that the France of reason and freedom of thought considers it a crime to use words in the websites to advise how to avoid abortion by offering to help mothers in difficulty because of a difficult or unwanted pregnancy. We are not surprised that a law has been passed to introduce this crime. In fact, the conspiracy against the life of the unborn uses censorship as its primary weapon to assert a true and proper right to abortion as the fundamental right of freedom.
The French situation shows the great importance of the second phase of the initiative called “One of Us”. Also censorship was imposed on the first phase (2,000,000 citizens had asked the European institutions not to provide economic aid to destroy human embryos): the European Commission, on 28th May 2014, decided not to take this decision into account. We must stand up and give a fair and adequate response to the intention to impose silence on human dignity, always equally great for recently conceived children as well as for the unborn. In the second phase of the “One of Us” initiative, experts in the field of health care (doctors, nurses, pharmacists, obstetricians), in the legal field (lawyers, judges, teachers) and in the political field (Parliamentarians, advisers of local entities, leaders of any party and of any level), have been asked to testify on the basis of their knowledge and public responsibility that the conceived is one of us and, therefore, it is just and right to proclaim it.
No one will ever be able to condemn thousands of experts who expose this scientific truth. However, awareness of this truth is the ultimate instrument of abortion prevention, it is the simple and unique argument that prevents abortion from being considered a fundamental human right.
It is possible that, sometimes, the grateful intention to avoid abortion may lead to criticism. But to state that the conceived is one of us is not a form of oppression. On the contrary, it is the best way to engage in a dialogue with everybody on a cultural level and to offer the individual consciences the courage to welcome. Courage is not irrational: it needs a solid motivation. The only solid reason in the individual consciousness to care about the unwanted child is to recognize him as one of us. Similarly, at the public level, there is a will to counteract all the difficulties that can lead to the choice of abortion and to support it, with solidarity. On the other hand, a choice of preference for birth is the recognition that the human embryo is not a thing, but a human being.
Therefore, the second phase of the European initiative “One of Us” is the most correct, authoritative and effective response to the attempt to impose censorship in the defence of the unborn. Then, the contradiction between the democratic ideal of the European Union and the refusal to discuss the request of 2,000,000 citizens made with an initiative introduced in 2009 (Lisbon Treaty) to increase popular participation in the process of European integration, must be checked out. In the second phase, the testimony of the “experts” also demands that democracy should be respected and that, therefore, the request of 2,000,000 citizens should lead to a real discussion in the European institutions.
The testimonies of health workers, politicians and lawyers will be delivered as a petition to the European institutions on 9th May next year, on Europe Day. It is a symbolic date: that the European Union is not only a market, but the place where human dignity is always asserted, without discrimination.
Time is short. Swift action is required. It is necessary for the European culture to stand up with the voice of many. Time is short, but there is a quick way to use the triple testimony by using these sites oneofus.eu/one-of-us-appeal/ or www.oneofusappeal.eu