ECR Policy Group on
In Europe today, we see a concerted and aggressive attempt to overturn the values and principles that have formed the basis of our societies, rule of law and even the European project itself. We see an ideological vocabulary that manipulates the mind. This affects European policies and legislation. It is being pushed on the Member States and their citizens as well, violating national sovereignty, undermining faith, including any sense of transcendence, and diminishing cultural wealth.
Ideologies, such as gender ideology, deny biological and social reality and undermine citizens’ identities. Their mistaken ideas about liberty and dignity pit men against women, reducing their relationship to a bitter power struggle. This particularly affects women, families and life itself.
As ECR Members we are all aware how these ideologies have completely infiltrated the European institutions. They affect policymaking at every level via their skewed understanding of fundamental rights such as the right to life, or conscientious objection.
Against this background, we want to defend women against any form of manipulation. We want women to be free to seek fulfilment of their aspirations, according to their own desires and their own nature. This includes respecting motherhood. Only this gives women true dignity. At the same time, we want to return the value of the role of men, including their fatherhood.
By returning to age-old values, by acknowledging biological and social reality and by redeeming the intrinsic value of women and men, we wish to strengthen the institution of the family, which is the cornerstone of society. And we wish to defend life, from its conception until its natural end.
30 March 2022