EU court deals blow to anti-abortion campaigners
By Benjamin Fox | EURACTIV.com
April 24, 2018
The EU court has ruled that the European Commission was entitled to refuse to table a bill banning funding for abortion services [DFID/Flickr]
The EU’s top court has dealt a blow to anti-abortion activists, ruling that the European Commission was justified in its refusal to propose a ban on EU funding for abortion services.
In a ruling on Monday (23 April), the European Court of Justice stated that the ‘One of Us’ citizens’ initiative “cannot require the Commission to submit a proposal for a legal act”.