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VATICAN CITY (RNS) Anti-abortion groups from 20 different countries have launched a petition to ask the European Parliament to recognize that life begins at conception. The "One of Us'' initiative is the first of its kind in Europe and aims at the creation of a continental pro-life movement. By Alessandro Speciale.

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Alessandro Speciale

Alessandro Speciale

Alessandro Speciale has been covering the Vatican since 2007 and wrote for Religion News Service from 2011-2013. Born in Rome, he studied literature at the Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa, Italy, and journalism at City University, London. He has appeared as an expert on Vatican affairs on CNN, BBC World and Al Jazeera English.

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  1. […] Religion News Service: Europeans launch campaign to declare life starts at conception Anti-abortion groups from 20 different countries have launched a petition to ask the European Parliament to recognize that life begins at conception. The “One of Us” initiative is the first of its kind in Europe and represents a larger effort to forge a cohesive continental anti-abortion movement. “At the foundation of this challenge is the idea that abortion is not inevitable,” wrote Avvenire, the newspaper of the Italian Catholic Bishops’ Conference, presenting the initiative on Jan. 7. […]

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