- Panel discussion on dangers of euthanasia laws
- “Affirm Dignity | End Euthanasia” campaign to be launched this week
BRUSSELS (9 October 2019) – What does it mean to affirm the inherent dignity of every person? On 10 October 2019, ADF International is hosting an event in the run-up to the launch of the global “Affirm Dignity | End Euthanasia” campaign. The panel discussion will include experts on international law, euthanasia, and the situation in Belgium and the Netherlands.
“All people have inherent dignity, no matter their age or health condition. Through the ‘Affirm Dignity | End Euthanasia’ campaign we want to bring this message to as many people as possible. The sick, suffering, elderly, and vulnerable in our society deserve the utmost respect and care; their lives are worth living. The legalization of euthanasia sends the opposite message and is a profound threat to their dignity. It implicitly tells the most vulnerable that they are a burden,” said Robert Clarke, Director of European Advocacy for ADF International.
Event AVISO: “Affirm Dignity | End Euthanasia” campaign launch
When: 10 October 2019, 1-2:30pm
Where: Brussels Press Club, Rue Froissart 95, 1000 Brussels
Who: Carine Brochier, Institut Européen de Bioéthique
Marie-Therese Hengst, Juristenvereniging Provita
Gordon Macdonald, Care not Killing
Antoine Mellado, Jerôme Lejèune Foundation
Robert Clarke, Director of European Advocacy, ADF International
Alice Neffe, Legal Officer, ADF International
Affirm Dignity | End Euthanasia
“Affirm Dignity | End Euthanasia”, raises awareness around euthanasia laws worldwide. The campaign seeks to inform through personal stories and testimonies, ongoing legal cases, and research into the impact of euthanasia on individuals and society. It encourages people all over the world to speak up for the right to life and affirm every person’s inherent dignity.