Pro-life leader: Report decrying ‘religious extremist funders’ should spur Catholics to defend life – Catholic World Report

A pro-life leader has said that a report alleging that “religious extremists” are seeking “to roll back human rights in sexuality and reproduction” in Europe should spur Catholics to do more to defend life. John Martin, executive vice president for mission advancement at Human Life International (HLI), made the comment in response to a report issued by the European Parliamentary Forum for Sexual and Reproductive Rights (EPF). The EPF report, “Tip of the Iceberg: Religious Extremist Funders against Human Rights for Sexuality and Reproductive Health in Europe 2009-2018,” lists HLI, which is based in Front Royal, Virginia, as one of more than 50 “anti-gender actors operating in Europe.” “As we work around the world to defend the sanctity of human life and the dignity of marriage and the family, we are keenly aware of how internationally focused organizations like the EU, or UN and OAS [Organization of American States] exert extreme pressure on countries to subvert their pro-life and pro-life family laws,” Martin said. “Unashamedly, affluent Western countries that fund these organizations use their wealth, power, and influence to foist their anti-life, anti-family, and population control agendas on the developing world, exploiting their life-loving and family values.” He continued: “Reading this document from the EPF, I am heartened to see all of the organizations standing with Human Life International, committed to promote, protect, and defend human life and our families from the colonization of Western ideology.”

Pro-life leader: Report decrying ‘religious extremist funders’ should spur Catholics to defend life – Catholic World Report

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