Our 10 Principles

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  1. A Federation for a cultural debate with a focus on the human person. The main debate in the next decade, will be cultural and will question the roots of our values, convictions, institutions, and in particular the roots of the human person. The debate will be on our vision of the person from conception to natural death.

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  1. A competent and dynamic Federation made up of national entities. The Federation is the result of effective national movements in favour of life. Our credibility and strength lies in the fact that we are the sum of 31 national and social realities, rooted in a majority of European countries. We are not a lobby and we do not want to be a virtual reality. But we do want to go further.

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  1. A Federation with a European and international dimension. We cannot and we do not wish to be enclosed in our city, region, or even country. Our main adversaries, which include the lack of ultimate meaning, the loss of social engagement, individual subjectivism and moral relativism, have not only a European but also a global dimension. The European Union must be the expression of a set of values based of Judeo-Christian roots.

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  1. The Federation at the forefront of this cultural debate. The current dominant trend is triggering a fear among European families who wish to defend their convictions in the public sphere. A crisis of values always provokes a crisis of civilization. The European Union must rearm itself in order to face the future and to challenge the adversaries of our civilization, a civilization based on the respect of the human person. European and Transatlantic dialogues concerning our values should constitute decisive tools for defending our civilization. We are positioning ourselves at the forefront of this debate aware of the need to sometimes oppose mainstream opinion, which is automatically labelling us as “fundamentalist” for defending our deepest convictions. We want to be at the forefront, the opposite of resignation.

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  1. A Federation fostering a culture of Life. Life and the Right to Life are at the heart of our determination and action, and we begin with the embryo who is “One of Us”. Our aim is not simply to handle the crisis, but to successfully promote values including Life, Family, Motherhood, and Marriage all of which are an expression of a culture of Life. Millions of positive testimonies of ‘life’ amongst European families reinforce us in our mission, despite people attempting to deform those facts by hiding, denying and even sometimes confiscating them.

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  1. A Federation that strengthens and unites all European voices for Life and Human Dignity. Union is always the expression of moral strength. Division, fracture and disunion, on the other hand are the best ways to weaken the credibility of our principles and convictions. We want to unite, heal wounds, and overcome differences. While defending the universal values of our civilization, we must set an example of cohesion and unity. Our credibility depends on it, and we must emanate such an attitude at all times, we do not have the right to do otherwise. At the national and European level, the culture of Life must unite and not separate us so that we attract many people even those who do not necessarily share all of our visions.

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  1. A Federation aware that no shortcuts exist in this cultural challenge, and calls for personal change. We will tackle this crisis of values through personal changes in attitude, through millions of attitude changes towards the question of the right to Life. Life is not just any gift, life is not just any right. It is the most precious gift, it is a right that we must appreciate, value and defend with more enthusiasm and more courage. Only if millions stand up, will there be authentic political projects promoting a culture of Life.

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  1. A Federation launching a “new wave” of opinion in Europe. We are aware that our values have been in decline over the past few decades. We are also aware of the new extreme tides of opinion emerging in Europe, from the extreme left or the extreme right depending on the European country. We do not want to trap ourselves in a political party. We want to tackle this crisis by its roots, which will only be possible with the mobilization of citizens.

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  1. A Federation convinced that change starts within each “One Of Us”. Mother Teresa of Calcutta when asked where change begins responded that it begins with: “You and I”. A personal change, will lead to millions of changes in personal attitude. Renewal begins within each One Of Us.

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  1. Our Federation encourages European Union Institutions to participate in the cultural debate in which we are engaged, in order to strengthen their own identity and presence in the world. Failure to do so equates to denying our roots, and induces a progressive weakening of Europe and of the European Union. The EU needs to vigorously defend its values against the destructive trends that are invading us.