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European personhood petition reaches 1,000,000 signature requirement

Posted by Joseph on 19 September, 2013

n international European petition to the European Union to recognise the personhood of the human embryo, even at the earliest stages of developmental life, has reached its goal of one million signatures, the group behind the petitionannounced this week.

The proposal calls for a ban on the EU’s “financing of activities which presuppose the destruction of human embryos, in particular in the areas of research, development aid and public health.”

The One of Us campaign had to receive 1 million signatures before November 1st in order to force a debate in the European Parliament under the EU’s Citizen’s Initiative provision. As of today, 1,013,182 European citizens have signed to “express the concern of European society as a whole on the need of greater protection of the human embryo,” the One of Us campaign said.


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