Friday, July 29, 2011

Austria: Unfair Judgement against Pro-Lifers

A ruling by a judge in Graz, Austria is a case of blatant persecution of pro-lifers, says Human Life International (HLI) Interim President Monsignor Ignacio Barreiro-Carambula.

“The complete bias and disregard for the facts in this ruling shows the extent to which anti-life advocates, including judges, will go to perpetuate the culture of death,” said Msgr. Barreiro. “This is the kind of persecution HLI’s pro-life missionaries around the world face on a daily basis.”

A report released this week by the Catholic video website helps explain the “contradictory” and “bizarre” nature of Jude Erik Nauta’s ruling against four pro-life advocates, including Dietmar Fischer, director of HLI Austria. Judge Nauta fined Mr. Fischer an astonishing $10,000 for his pro-life advocacy, and also charged pro-life sidewalk counselors fines between $600 and $1,200 each for what the judge considered to be “stalking” of the Graz-based abortionist, Johannes Hanfstingl... (Continue reading HERE)

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