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Committee on Disabilities: the prenatal selection of disabled babies is discriminatory

06 November 2017

In a General Comment originated from the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) concerning the principles of equality and non-discrimination, the UNO committee in charge of...

Expanded stem cells, progress?

23 October 2017

These past months, two publications have shared a discovery in the field of stem cells: the possibility to extract and conserve, in an undifferentiated state, embryonic totipotent stem cells, while...

Surrogacy: “you cannot replace the suffering of an adult with the suffering of a child”

23 October 2017

Un cri secret d’enfant [1]. In a poignant book, Anne Schaub denounces the serious consequences surrogacy may have on the behaviour and identity building of a person.   Having observed and...

Council of Europe: Towards banning the use of genetic technologies in human embryos

19 October 2017

Yesterday, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) adopted a recommendation concerning “the recourse to new genetic technologies in human beings”.   The parliamentary...

Euthanasia: the Vatican is offering the Belgian Brothers of Charity Organisation “one last chance”

10 October 2017

Brother René Stockman, Superior General of the Brothers of Charity met with the Vatican’s competent authorities “about the current decision concerning the practice of euthanasia in the establishments...

Elective abortion: medical risks incurred by women

04 October 2017

During the European seminar held in Brussels at the COMECE[1] last 22nd June on “Preventing abortion in Europe”, Cherline Louissaint, lawyer, backed by a number of studies on the subject, went over...

European Parliament says anti-abortion laws are a form of violence against women.

26 September 2017

On 12th September last, the European Parliament adopted a resolution on violence against women. The report, voted by an overwhelming majority of the Members of Parliament, classifies anti-abortion...

Decision in favour of maintaining the practice of euthanasia: reaction of the Brother Superior of the Brothers of Charity

26 September 2017

After having been informed of the decision that enables the carers of the organisation’s Belgian establishments to practice euthanasia on psychiatric patients under certain circumstances, brother...


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