Assuntina Morresi, professor of physical chemistry at the University of Perugia and Member of the National Committee for the Bioethics, one of the 13 intellectuals of the Italian section in the new European Cultural Platform has intervened on the theme: ‘The future of the family, the future of culture in Europe’, during the third Forum of the One Of Us Federation in Paris.
Together with Katalin Novák, Secretary of State for the Family, Youth and International Relations Hungary, who gave a political view on his intervention, Morresi has faced the heart of the problem. The professor explained how the anthropological revolution “started with the birth of the first child, conceived with artificial insemination, Louise Brown (41) years ago”. According to her the foundations of a human were transformed using science: “With Louise Brown science has stated that there is more for a child than just one mother or one father. Nowadays a child can have even two mothers: one genetic and one gestational mother”, Morresi said.
She stated the criteria are lacking, which determine what the real mother is. “When motherhood is determined by a contract, family becomes uncertain, unstable, because a contract can be cancelled. Becoming parent by contract as such has consequences, and I name three: 1. The existence of multiple family models that are depending on this type of contract; 2. The understanding that parenting does not necessarily include two parents but also more. 3. The fact that a contract can be cancelled or terminated.”
She continued by saying that “we are faced by an anthropological revolution, because maternity/paternity is now defined by contract, and not by biology.” She emphasized how this endangers the future of Europe: “Being a mother or father simply by contract is not forever, contracts can be revoked. So there is no future: The future of Europe is in the #familia.”