New EU Gender Agency Opens Doors

By Hannah Russo | July 13, 2010

Recently, the first ever EU women’s agency, the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) opened it’s doors to the public.  According to their website the Institute has the support of the European Union and its Member states in their work, however they are independent financially and administratively.

So far nothing in their written statements indicates an outright plan to promote an abortion agenda. However, history shows us that organizations like these prove otherwise. Furthermore, the newly appointed director Virginija Langbakk received an enthusiastic letter from the Central and Eastern European Women’s Network for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (ASTRA) offering their support. ASTRA is made up of over 15 reproductive rights groups.

In the letter ASTRA quotes the Declaration of the European Union Conference of Ministers of Gender Equality (Luxembourg, 4 February 2005) by stating, “Gender equality cannot be achieved without guaranteeing women’s sexual and reproductive health information and health services…”

We have very little doubt what these folks will be up to in the years to come.