Today the former “Barroso Commission”vetoed the One of Us Citizens’ Initiative to stop funding research on human embryos despite the petition getting two million signatures.

The pro-life petition was the largest petition in the history of European Institutions and sponsors say it is the largest petition in European history. It demands that Brussels no longer finances any practice that destroys human life before birth. The European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) is a participative democracy mechanism created by the Treaty of Lisbon through which a million citizens can take the initiative of introducing a legislative proposal in the European institutions.

Gregor Puppinck told LifeNews he was disappointed by the decision.

“The ONE OF US Committee expresses its deep disappointment towards a deaf Commission which today makes a decision contrary to ethical and democratic requirements,” he said.

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