|Member of the European Parliament|
20 July 2004
|Mayor of Sintra|
|Preceded by||Rui Silva|
|Succeeded by||Fernando Seara|
28 October 1949 |
Belver, Carrazeda de Ansiães Municipality, Portugal
Party of European Socialists
Edite de Fátima Santos Marreiros Estrela , GCIH (born Belver; 28 October 1949) is a Portuguese politician and was a Member of the European Parliament for the Socialist Party; part of the Party of European Socialists.
She won worldwide notoriety in 2013 for being the author of a highly controversial parliamentary report on "sexual and reproductive health and rights", in which she asserted that access to abortion is a human right, and that there should be compulsory sexual education "inside and outside school", including training in masturbation for toddlers aged 0-4. Following massive protest from the population, the European Parliament rejected the draft report by a very narrow margin of votes, prompting Estrela to describe her opponents as "lamentable ultra-conservative extremists".
- "Edite Estrela". European Parliament. Retrieved 2010-11-15.
- "Longer maternity leave eyed in EU to boost births". Reuters. 2010-10-20. Retrieved 2010-11-15.
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