French Court Orders Hospital to Continue baby Marwa’s treatment

The French Council of State rejected an appeal from Marseilles Public Hospital’s medical team, thus upholding the injunction to continue life-prolonging treatment for 16-month-old baby Marwa, who has been hospitalized here since September 2016, after an aggressive enterovirus attacked her nervous system. As this is the final ruling no other appeal can be filed. On […]

[Press Release] Vigilance warning as France starts Citizens Meeting on End-of- Life

As part of the national public information campaign on End-of-Life. the first “citizens’ meeting” is held in Bordeaux this evening. Alliance VITA warns to be vigilant about the way the Claeys-Leonetti law, dated February 2, 2016 is applied. Alliance VITA especially intends to warn of the ambiguities in the government’s current information campaign regarding deep […]

Creating Genetically Modified Humans: Controversial Report from NAS

A committee of experts at the National Academy of Science (NAS) and the National Academy of Medicine has just published a report proposing guidelines for human genome editing, thus opening the door to the very controversial use of germ cells from human embryos and gametes. Currently, heritable germline editing, for creating babies, is not allowed […]

[Press Release] Euthanasia, advance directives and sedation: stop the government’s amalgam

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Alliance VITA believes the government’s new public awareness campaign for the end-of-life attests to the widening differences between the new law and problems surrounding this issue in France. In Alliance Vita’s opinion, the campaign launched on Monday and supervised by the National Center for Palliative Care: -does not truly address the subject matter since it […]

Dutch doctors oppose euthanasia for dementia

In the Netherlands at least 350 doctors have already signed a petition refusing euthanasia for persons with advanced dementia.   The petition reads as follows: “Give mortal injections to patients with advanced dementia solely based on advance declarations? To individuals who cannot confirm whether or not they want to die? No, we do refuse. Our moral […]

Numerical obstruction to abortion: Senate exams the bill, after being rejected by the commission

The draft law for widening the charges for numerical obstruction to abortion is scheduled to be examined again by the French Senate on Tuesday, February 14. On February 8, during the second reading, the text was not adopted by the Senate Social Affairs Committee, following joint committee’s failure to reach an agreement. Since the French […]