The Justice Commissioner of the European Union, Viviane Reding, has threatened Hungary with financial penalties for running an advertising campaign that promoted adoption instead of abortion.
European Dignity Watch report:
‘During the plenary session of the European Parliament on the 8th of June 2011, the Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding expressed concern that the Hungarian Government’s campaign, encouraging adoption instead of abortion to promote a better work-life balance was “not in line” with the European Social Agenda and asked the Hungarian Government to stop the initiative without delay.
‘The campaign was designed to run for only one month, ending on the 31st May 2011. Without any need to stop it, Commissioner Reding banned the campaign after it had already ended making a public statement of indignation.’
‘She emphasised in her reply that Hungary would have to stop this campaign immediately, even if the campaign was already finished. She added that if Hungary did not comply, financial penalties could be taken. ‘
‘Although Mrs Reding expressed her disapproval for the campaign, she did not explain in her answer to the European Parliament, the basis upon which she disapproved of the campaign. She did not cite any legal basis for her comments, nor did she say how it contradicted the European Social Agenda. Furthermore the Commissioner did not explain what these financial penalties could represent. For the moment no final decisions have been taken. Hungary is still waiting for a found answer from the Commission.’
The caption on the advertisement read:
‘I understand it if you aren’t ready for me. But think twice, and put me up for adoption. Let me live!’
Protect the Pope comment: Here we see the depth of intolerance among the leadership of the European Union to any expression of pro-life sentiments among member states of the EU. Only one message is acceptable to the EU, the unquestionable, unassailable right of a mother to kill her pre-born child through abortion. To suggest the possibility of adoption is intolerable to a political institution that so actively promotes the culture of death.
The tragic irony is that it is the Justice Commissioner of the EU that is perpetrating this gross injustice against the pre-born children and mothers of Hungary and Europe. She wants to censor a campaign that merely raises the possibility of adoption. What of Europe’s much vaunted claim to defend the right to free-speech? This right only seems to apply to those who blaspheme and desecrate!
What more proof do we need to show the world that the European Union is developing into a totalitarian political institution that will only allow the promotion of anti-life propaganda?
H/T Damian Donnelly