“Mr Macron, are we still free to protect life?”


European Union


France’s President Emmanuel Macron addresses a plenary session at the European Parliament to present the French Presidency programme of activities as France currently holds the European Union rotating presidency in Strasbourg, France, on 19 January. Photo AFP, Bertrand Guay.

During his speech to the European Parliament, French President Emmanuel Macron announced last Wednesday that he wants to include abortion in the European Charter of Fundamental Rights. An open letter of the Federation of Catholic Family Associations in Europe confronts him with his contradictions: “Are we still free to protect life?”