VERONA LABELLED AS A “PRO-LIFE CITY”

In Italy, two measures have just been adopted by the Municipal Council of Verona to make it “a pro-life city”. The first measure is to release financing for catholic anti-abortion associations. In a country where newborn infants are being increasingly abandoned, the second measure introduces, at regional level, a network of “secret cradles” in a hospital setting. This…

BELGIAN MPS REMOVE ABORTION FROM THE PENAL CODE

In Belgium, following months of debate both in Parliament and civil society, a decision was taken yesterday to revise the 1990 Lallemand-Michielsens abortion law by 84 votes to 39 with five abstentions. The bill removes abortion from the penal code but penal sanctions still apply to women and doctors if abortion is performed outside the…

Were the Prophecies of Humanae Vitae Fulfilled?

On July 25, 1968, Paul VI made a historic decision, and signed the encyclical ‘Humanae Vitae’ … “With this he signed his own passion,” said his Secretary of State, Cardinal Casaroli. The new documentary by Goya Productions, “The Prophecies of the Humanae Vitae”, takes stock of one of the most controversial documents of the Catholic Church 50 years…

Dr. Bruchalski received past Forum the One of Us Award

  Dear David, To conclude our month of Friday Features celebrating the 50th anniversary of Humanae Vitae’s issuance, we’ve filmed one of the most interesting interviews in recent memory. Hear what Dr. Bruchalski has to say to DMC Executive Director Will Waldron about the relevance of Humanae Vitae’s teachings to the OB/GYN area of medicine in…

MALTA ALLOWS EMBRYO FREEZING AND GAMETE DONATION

Malta has passed new legislation allowing for embryo freezing and gamete donation. Controversial amendments to the Embryo Protection Bill were passed by 34 votes to 27 by the parliament of Malta and now await the President’s formal assent to become law. Maltese law currently allows couples undergoing IVF to fertilise two eggs and implant the…