H 0 Neo-conservative threats to sexual and reproductive health & rights in the European Union.
This report focuses on the neo-conservative groups and their political agenda of opposing the laws and policies concerning sexual and reproductive health and rights in the European Union. In the last few years, the member states have witnessed a rise of some new, seemingly grassroots movements. Those movements, often heavily relying on religious beliefs, are trying to entice citizens to actively participate in ultraconservative politics regarding issues dealing with family, gender equality, sexuality and reproductive health. The neo-conservative political agenda has been establishing itself as a struggle to defend and protect “endangered” values of “life, family and religious freedom”, and a term its proponents love to use as the ultimate argument is “gender ideology”. This pseudo-scientific term is used as a political tool to curtail further development of sexual and reproductive health and rights.