Increasing number of childless European women

As reported in a recent study dated January 11, 2017 by the French National Institute of Demographic Studies (“INED”), the proportion of childless women in Europe is still increasing since one out of 7 European women have not given birth. The word infertility is used to describe a woman who has not borne a child, […]

News Release: Alliance VITA’s invitation to the March for Life

  “Abortion affects all of us ». This catch phrase for this year’s annual March for Life has a special resonance, since the march will take place just before the new law about numerical obstruction to abortion is passed. The French Government imposed it using a legislative emergency process without any real prior debate. Alliance VITA […]

Divorce without a judge and “PACS” at the town hall: what are the implications?

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The French law “Justice in the 21st century” adopted in October 2016, contains two symbolic measures concerning the family which will become effective in 2017. Divorce by mutual consent without a judge: a legal « revolution » As of January 1, 2017, this very controversial procedure has become effective. The Justice Minister believes the new law will […]

French law introduces Automatic Organ Donation

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As of January 1, 2017, in accordance with the French Health Law of January 26, 2016 all deceased individuals over age 18 are automatically be presumed to be organ donators. The previous stipulation for doctors to ask family members of the deceased individual’s intention on whether or not to donate organs was eliminated by the […]

Private Blood Bank for umbilical cord blood: an alarming and objectionable decision

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Cord blood is the blood present in both the placenta and the umbilical cord, containing hematopoietic stem cells responsible for producing blood cells (red and white cells and platelets) and therefore has a keen interest from a medical standpoint. These cells could be used to treat blood disorders (leukemia, lymphoma) and could replace bone marrow […]

[Press Release]: Appeal to Health Minister against Government Abortion Sites

A joint committee will soon meet to try to agree on a common legislative text between the deputies and the senators to expand the offense for obstructing abortion. Alliance VITA decided to address an appeal to the Health Minister. By registered letter to French Health Minister, Marisol Touraine, Alliance VITA officially requested via its Barrister […]