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Caroline Farrow, CitizenGO

Dear Matthew& Cornerstone listeners Sadly, I am writing to you to announce that the Matic Report has been adopted on June 24th. With 378 votes in favour, 255 against and 42 abstentions, the EP plenary let the ideology trump human rights - the right to life, freedom of conscience of medical personnel and the sovereignty of the Member States. The day the Matič report passed in the European Parliament will be known as the Black Day for the right to life. CitizenGO members have been signing petitions, calling and writing their MEPs, rallying, and more to demand that EP reject the report that should have never been on its agenda in the first place. But the majority of the MEPs still decided to vote in favour of taking away all human rights of innocent unborn babies and in favor of the so-called “right” to abortion.. They were also determined to strip the doctors and nurses - who are working overtime to save lives in this time of pandemic - of the right to refuse to end the life of these innocent human beings. But we're not letting them get away with it. Here is how CitizenGO members have been fighting the attempts to recognize abortion as a human right:

  • More than 400,000 CitizenGO members signed petitions calling for respect for the right to life and the principle of subsidiarity of the EU Member states.

  • Our campaigners and volunteers simultaneously delivered our petition to the MEPs all over Europe, from Brussels to Dublin asking them to reject the Matic Report..

  • CitizenGO members chipped in to fund digital ads in online magazines and social media, claiming undecided MEPs to reject Matic Report.

  • And finally, thousands of CitizenGO members wrote private emails to the members of the EP demanding that they vote against the scandalous report.

Please watch the video of our petition delivery here: Thanks to all your efforts, we have managed to convince several EPP Members of the European Parliament to vote against the report. But unfortunately that was not enough. Together, with hundreds of thousands of CitizenGO members we'll not forget the MEPs that supported this undemocratic move in the European Parliament. As His Grace, Kevin Doran, the bishop of Elphin pointed out, it was a particularly sad day for Ireland with every single Irish MEP voting in favour of the report. It was a gross betrayal of the Christian principles still held by many of the Republic's citizens and yet more bleak news for the country's unborn, Matic's report is not binding on EU member states, however it will be used as a means of pressure to actively introduce leftist ideologies and reduce the space for freedom. It will do a lot of damage for sure, but this is no time for despair. It is time to mobilize even more, stand for human rights even stronger and fight for protection of innocent lives and vulnerable mothers even harder. Thanks for all you do! Caroline Farrow and the entire CitizenGO Team P.S.- Want to support CitizenGO's work? The CitizenGO community will work every moment, day by day and year by year, to defend life, family and freedom. And to do it CitizenGO needs your ongoing support, now more than ever. If this is work you are proud of and you have the means, please consider making a regular contribution to our movement. 5 pounds a month means we can always keep up the fight.

Thanks to all your efforts, we have managed to convince several EPP Members of the European Parliament to vote against the report. But unfortunately that was not enough. Together, with hundreds of thousands of CitizenGO members we'll not forget the MEPs that supported this undemocratic move in the European Parliament. As His Grace, Kevin Doran, the bishop of Elphin pointed out, it was a particularly sad day for Ireland with every single Irish MEP voting in favour of the report. It was a gross betrayal of the Christian principles still held by many of the Republic's citizens and yet more bleak news for the country's unborn, Matic's report is not binding on EU member states, however it will be used as a means of pressure to actively introduce leftist ideologies and reduce the space for freedom. It will do a lot of damage for sure, but this is no time for despair. It is time to mobilize even more, stand for human rights even stronger and fight for protection of innocent lives and vulnerable mothers even harder. Thanks for all you do! Caroline Farrow and the entire CitizenGO Team P.S.- Want to support CitizenGO's work? The CitizenGO community will work every moment, day by day and year by year, to defend life, family and freedom. And to do it CitizenGO needs your ongoing support, now more than ever. If this is work you are proud of and you have the means, please consider making a regular contribution to our movement. 5 pounds a month means we can always keep up the fight. CitizenGO is a community of active citizens that works to ensure that human life, the family and our freedoms are respected worldwide. CitizenGO members live in every nation of the world. Our team is spread across 16 countries on 5 continents and operates in 12 languages. Learn about CitizenGO here or follow us on Facebook or Twitter.This message is addressed to matthewjbranson1118@gmail.com. If you do not wish to receive emails from CitizenGO, click on this link. To ensure that CitizenGO messages reach your inbox, please add petitions-en@citizengo.org to your address book. To change your email address, language settings, or other personal information, contact us. To contact CitizenGO, please do not reply to this email. Instead, write to us at citizengo.org/en/contact.



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