The European Union funds abortions in the developing world despite EU laws outlawing the use of European budgets for that purpose, according to a report launched yesterday in Brussels by the advocacy group European Dignity Watch.
The report reveals how the world's two largest abortion providers, the International Planned Parenthood Federation and Marie Stopes International, have been receiving funds from the EU’s Development Aid and Public Health budgets for projects related to “sexual and reproductive health”.
I want a laity, not arrogant, not rash in speech, not disputatious, but men [and women] who know their religion, who enter into it, who know just where they stand, who know what they hold and what they do not, who know their creed so well that they can give an account of it, who know so much of history that they can defend it. I want an intelligent, well-instructed laity - I wish...to enlarge [their] knowledge, to cultivate [their] reason, to get an insight into the relation of truth to truth, to learn to view things as they are, to understand how faith and reason stand to each other, what are the bases and principles of Catholicism...
Blessed John Henry Newman
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