VI EUROPEAN FORUM ONE OF US

Dear One of Us friends, when French President Emmanuel Macron’s announced at the start of the French Presidency of the European Union on May 9 in Strasbourg, his intention to prioritize abortion as part of the European Union’s  Charter of fundamental rights, we confirmed  the conviction that many or some leaders within the EU, want…

The Netherlands opens the door to euthanasia for children under 12

The DutchNews.nl reported  that Dutch Health Minister Ernst Kuipers announced the intention to extend euthanasia to children, but without changing the law. Kuipers intends to extend the Groningen Protocol, which currently applies to babies, to include children under the age of 12. An article by Peter McLaren Kennedy for EuroWeekly stated:   The proposed protocol contains seven criteria for…

Après 50 ans de légalisation de l’euthanasie en Belgique, 2021 marque un nombre record de décès dus à l’euthanasie

Jeudi 31 mars, la Commission fédérale de contrôle et d’évaluation de l’euthanasie en Belgique a communiqué les chiffres relatifs aux euthanasies déclarées durant l’année 2021. Le nombre d’euthanasies officiellement pratiquées l’année dernière a ainsi atteint un nouveau record : 2699 euthanasies ont été déclarées à la commission en 2021, chiffre jamais atteint jusqu’alors. Alors que l’année 2020…

Assisted suicide and the Catholic Church

Two texts generate confusion around assisted suicide, the subject of debate in Italy at the moment. The first of these is an article by Father Carlo Casalone, a Jesuit, published on January 15 in the magazine La Civiltà Cattolica with the title “The parliamentary discussion on “assisted suicide””. The second, authored by Marie-Jo Thiel, appeared…