FAFCE

Federation of Catholic Family Associations in Europe

Public Consultation in Ireland Supports Abortion Ban

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.

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European Parliament Rejects a Proposal for a Report on Surrogacy

FAFCE welcomes today’s rejection by the European Parliament of a proposal for a report on surrogacy, which could legitimise this practice.

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Principles of Good Palliative Care

Palliative care should be integrated early in the process of the disease, improves the quality of life of patients, alleviates families and can even reduce costs of health systems. These are the main messages of Professor Philip Larkin, President of the European Association for Palliative Care, and Dr Benoit Beuselinck, Oncologist at KU Leuven, invited by the EPP Working Group on Bioethics and Human Dignity to intervene at the event on Principles of Good Palliative Care, hosted by the European Parliament on 7 February.

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The Use of New Genetic Technologies in Human Beings

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 by the Senator Petra de Sutter (Socialist Group, Belgium). The guest speakers were Mair Crouch, Geneticist and Academic Lawyer from the University of Glasgow, Anne Forus, representative of the Council of Europe Committee on Bioethics, and Cor Oosterwijk, Secretary General of the Patients Network for Medical Research and Health.

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Press Release | European Court of Human Rights rules against surrogacy arrangements

CEDHGrand Chamber Judgment clarifies that there is no obligation to recognise parental ties if there is no biological link

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