17 April 2018

The Movement for Life: “The Conceived is One of Us”

Marina Casini Bandini on the removal of the manifesto against abortion in Rome: “It did not tell a story”

“Our defense of the innocent unborn […] needs to be clear, firm and passionate, for at stake is the dignity of a human life, which is always sacred and demands love for each person, regardless of his or her stage of development.” This is how Pope Francis expresses himself in the recent Apostolic Exhortation “Gaudete et Exsultate.”

Along the same lines, recalling what has already been affirmed by the Constitutional Court, the National Committee for Bioethics and the International Convention on the Rights of the Child, the president of the Italian Life Movement (MpV), Marina Casini Bandini, has written a letter after the removal of the poster put up by Pro-Vita in Rome.

“The National Committee for Bioethics has repeated three times—Casini explains—that the conceived child is a full human being, it is one of us; [...] and in the preamble of the International Convention on the Rights of the Child, unborn children are considered equivalent to those already born.” Finally, she recalls, that, “in 1988, 400 university professors, including 16 university chancellors, signed the petition addressed to the European Parliament asking for recognition of the human dignity of the conceived child; in 2016, 10,000 doctors testified before the European Parliament Petitions Commission that the conceived child is a human subject. Therefore, the poster that has been removed—concludes the president of MpV—was not telling a fable.”