European MPs fail to approve the Report on Sexual and Reproductive Health. With 351 in favour, 319 against and 18 abstentions, European MPs have referred the Report on Sexual and Reproductive Health report, which was written by Portuguese socialist Edite Estrella, back to the Committee on Women’s Rights. The report was rejected, in part, by the active work of social human rights organisations and agencies which warned of the hidden intentions of the so-called Estrela Report, which proposed restrictions to the right to conscientious objection, which it viewed as being an obstacle to the “right to abortion,” supporting the idea that abortion was “a matter related to human rights” which should be “legal, safe and accessible to all” in European member states (Teresa García Noblejas. Profesionales por la Ética. 23/10/2013).