“Defending Family is the best way to defend Life” , One of Us General Assembly
« Our Federation shouldn’t be virtual but rather a real organization” for life and human dignity has proclaimed Jaime Mayor Oreja – President of the One of Us Federation – at the General Assembly last October 19th at the European Parliament.
The President has also denounced the wave of a “new world order” which destroys human life and dignity to create a new society. He has underlined not only the depth of the crisis but also its acceleration.
Consequently, the Federation has first to defend the right to life, but also has the duty to explain this general context based on a new concept of the person, of the family and ruled by the gender ideology : “defending Family is the best way to defend Life, and defending Life always requires defending Family”.
Secondly the Federation has to encourage a “new wave” of European public opinion beyond relativism and extremism.
To build this strong Federation and to continue to spread life and human dignity, we welcome five new members:
- Associazione Medici Cattolici (Italy)
- Life Network (Malta)
- Fundação Ajb – A Junção do Bem (Portugal)
- Foro Universitario SYTNTHESIS (Spain)
- Fundación Más Vida (Spain)
And three new members have been appointed to become members of the Executive committee of the One of Us Federation:
- Italian member of the One of Us Federation
- Mr Marek Jurek, MEP (Polish Federation of Pro Life Movements)
- Mr Alex van Vuuren (Cry for Life, The Netherlands)
The necessity to continue the European Citizens’ Initiative signed by almost 2 million Europeans was also underlined: this is the goal of the One of Us Appeal of Experts campaign, extended until May 9th 2017 in order to collect the support of health, legal and political experts and to present it at the European Parliament for the Europe Day. The European experts ask the European institutions to review the One of Us European Citizens’ Initiative.
A new appeal to protect life – especially life of persons with disabilities – was made with the invitation to spread the international campaign Stop Discriminating Down for non-discrimination of persons with Down syndrome. The aim is to raise awareness of international institutions on prenatal stigmatization of persons with Down syndrome, with the support of citizens signing the Stop Discriminating Down petition.