Legal Ambiguities and Competence Challenges in the Directive on Combating Violence Against Women

In a move purported to combat violence against women and domestic violence, the provisional agreement on the directive was voted upon today in the joint FEMM/LIBE Committee. However, it sparks concerns regarding its legal basis and the inclusion of ambiguous terms, particularly «sexual and reproductive healthcare services.» Despite its commendable aim to address critical issues…

Células madre embrionarias: en 25 años de experimentos destruyendo embriones, cero resultados

Hace 25 años decían que había que investigar con embriones humanos para hacer milagros médicos. Era inmoral, pero cualquiera que plantease objeciones era sometido a escarnio público. Cuando en 2001 George W. Bush prohibió la financiación pública de dichos experimentos, se convirtió en un motivo de ataque político, cuyo gran alcance él mismo detalla en sus memorias Decision points.  …

Certificate of Parenthood: The European Parliament votes in favour and once again violates the Autonomy of Member States

In a decision made on December 14, 2023, during the plenary session in Strasbourg, the European Parliament voted in favour of the regulation proposal for «cross-border recognition of parenthood» with 366 votes in favour, 145 against, and 23 abstentions. This regulation introduces the «European Certificate of Parenthood,» aiming to ensure automatic acknowledgment of parenthood established…