Some were not interested in losing their power and corrupt privileges. Others preferred to continue their religious life with a “straw God”.
Pope Francis focuses on the primacy of conscience rather than the prescriptive nature of law.
The Mexico City Policy blocks all funding to organisations that carry out or promote abortions. “This decision will save lives”, Christian leader Russell Moore says.
Any society that wants to survive must care for the weak and vulnerable in their midst.
More psychological and material help should be offered to young couples, Christian organisations say. The 1975 abortion law needs to be reconsidered.
A report from an independent commission advised in February to slow down euthanasia to prevent abuses.
One in fifty Belgians dies euthanised. In 2015, there were more than 2,000 euthanasia cases, an average of six per day.
About 7,500 said “yes to life” in Berlin, 1,700 gathered in Bern. Pro-abortion radicals organised counter-demonstrations and threatened Christian organisations.
A look at European statistics on five key biomedical issues: surrogate parenthood, gender transformation, the new eugenics, euthanasia and abortion.
I have always found striking, the discrepancy between the public support for euthanasia (among those who are healthy) and my patients’ desire for continued life.
Dr Calum MacKellar considers the ethics of the editing of human genes in the creation of embryos
Ahead of the referendum, the Swiss Evangelical Alliance and two Evangelical Parties oppose the proposition of allowing more research in medically assisted reproduction.
UK scientists allowed to genetically modify embryos. Christian scientists Antonio Cruz and John Wyatt warn against this kind of research.
Raymond McCauley, an expert in biotechnology, analyses the advances he sees in genetics: “In a short period of time, everybody will have chips implanted in their bodies.”
Swiss backed the constitutional amendment which allows the genetic testing of in vitro fertilization embryos. Evangelicals had voiced their opposition.
Referendum on Sunday 14th unites evangelical parties EVP and EDU, and the Evangelical Alliance. Catholics and Reformed church encourage the same vote.
Deputies from the left sought to push the “end of life” draft bill further, but the three amendments were rejected by 89 to 70. Next week sees the definitive vote on the new bill.
Mother tells of giving birth to gay son's baby after surrogate pregnancy. Anne-Marie Casson has spoken publicly of how she became a surrogate to son Kyle's baby.
The stance of scientists created huge pressure for MPs who risked being labelled ‘ignorant’ or uncaring for objecting. But the question is not nearly as simple as it looks on first appearance. These new regulations are dangerous.
The Church of England has come out in opposition of the technique. "Once the gene is out of the bottle, there will be no going back for society," said Christian MP Fiona Bruce.