Every person has an inherent and immeasurable worth and dignity. Each human life is sacred, from its start to its end.
“How can it be that it is not a news item when an elderly homeless person dies of exposure, but it is news when the stock market loses two points?”
Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium
In Ireland a Citizens’ Assembly is preparing a report on the abortion ban in the country. A public consultation launched by the Assembly received more than 13,500 submissions, of which an overwhelming majority supported the prohibition of abortion.
FAFCE welcomes today’s rejection by the European Parliament of a proposal for a report on surrogacy, which could legitimise this practice. In fact, the Legal Affairs Committee had demanded authorisation to start a report about this issue, from
On 2 February, the European Parliament adopted a resolution on Cross-border Aspects of Adoptions, regarding the mutual recognition of domestic adoptions between EU Member States. The resolution calls on the European Commission to begin a legislative procedure in view
The Committee on Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe hosted on 24 January, a hearing about a report named “The Use of New Genetic Technologies in Human Beings”, presented
Grand Chamber Judgment clarifies that there is no obligation to recognise parental ties if there is no biological link Strasbourg, 24 January 2017 Today the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights ruled that “the authorities’ removal of
Stefano Zamagni Università di Bologna and Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences 1. The family is in harmony, and therefore it is a place of happiness, when gender differences become an opportunity for mutual enrichment and not a way of
Brussels, 26 October 2016 On 25 October 2016, in the European Parliament in Strasbourg, the EPP Working Group on Bioethics & Human Dignity met to discuss on “How to Stop the Surrogacy Business”. Chaired by Mr Miroslav Mikolášik
Strasbourg, 11 October 2016 There is no room for ambiguity on the practice of surrogacy. Today the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), during a plenary sitting, rejected a draft recommendation on surrogacy presented by the Belgian Senator Dr. Petra De Sutter
The Committee rejected the draft Resolution and proposed a draft recommendation to the Committee of Ministers Paris, 21 September 2016 Today the Committee on Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) rejected again
Surrogacy: a violation of human dignity. Motherhood: a precious gift, to respect and protect". This was the incipit of a Resolution adopted by the FAFCE Board at its last spring meeting in Portugal. With this resolution the great