Abortion is not a private matter

For the Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches (FSPC), abortion is not a private matter, but an issue that concerns society as a whole. This is why the FSPC rejects the popular initiative “Abortion funding is a private matter,” which demands that the cost of abortions should no longer be covered by obligatory health insurance and will be put to the vote on February 9, 2014.

“Abortion is not a private matter. The public shares responsibility for this issue, and that is why the procedure is covered by insurance. It is the view of the FSPC Council that the current regulation should be maintained and the initiative should be rejected,” Council President Gottfried Locher sums up the council’s position.

In its brochure “Abortion is not a private matter,” which was created in response to the popular initiative, the Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches (FSPC) demands better support for pregnant women and families. Society must organize itself in such a way that a pregnancy is not experienced as an existential state of emergency. Abortions cannot be prevented by applying sanctions, but only by offering life perspectives.

Link to the brochure (in German): http://www.kirchenbund.ch/de/publikationen/stellungnahmen/abtreibung-ist…