FAFCE

Federation of Catholic Family Associations in Europe

Does the Council of Europe want to restrict freedom of conscience for medical practitioners, a professional duty and a fundamental right?

As the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe is about to discuss and vote a report entitled 'Women's access to lawful medical care: the problem of unregulated use of lawful conscientious objection', Care for Europe, the European Centre for Law and Justice and the Federation of Catholic Family Associations in Europe, three European NGOs promoting the respect of Human rights, wish to recall the importance of freedom of conscience, namely for medical practitioners.

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Press release | Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe Plenary Session : the FAFCE calls for respect of conscientious freedom

1 October 2010

During the upcoming plenary session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, PACE, (4‐8 October), a report entitled 'Women's access to lawful medical care: the problem of unregulated use of lawful conscientious objection', will be presented by Ms Christine McCafferty. The FAFCE draws attention to this text that presents several aspects that would undermine fundamental principles of a democratic society based on the rule of law and Human rights, in particular the freedom of conscience.

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At the end it is preferable to live a better than a longer life – the European Family Associations’ comments on palliative medicine

Berlin, 22.01.2009: The Federation of Catholic Family Associations in Europe (FAFCE) welcomes the resolution application "Palliative Care", which the Council of Europe will discuss on January 28th, 2009 in Strasbourg. By stressing the quality of life palliative medicine makes this a matter of priority respecting at the same time the unavailability of life as well as the right on a good life, Ms Elisabeth Bussmann, President of the FAFCE said. For families with incurably ill members this comprehensive approach was a good alternative to "apparatus medicine" aiming at all costs at a lengthening of life. A more positive and a more comprehensive life concept ought to be opposed to a logic that has in sight only the illness but not the individual. However, the patient's autonomy as well as his need for a personal and pastoral company ought to be taken into account.

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