Swiss Organ Donation Controversially Redefined

Organ Donation Highly Controversial This week a Swiss law redefining organ donation went into effect. The change, criticized by Human Life International Switzerland, the Union of Catholic Swiss Physicians, the Swiss Hippocratic Society and the Swiss Society for Bioethics, redefines clinical death as occurring after a mere five minutes. This issue is as much a . . . Read more

Threats of Violence Cancel Swiss March for Life

This Weekend Cancelled This year’s eighth March for Life should be taking place September 17th, 2017. (The day prior was the March for Life in Berlin, Germany.) The occasion marks the 600th anniversary of the birth year of Switzerland’s patron saint, Niklaus von Flüe. Also, the event was to be located the central part of . . . Read more

Swiss Medical Ethics Hit New Low

Marking a new low, revised Swiss in vitro fertilization (IVF) legislation takes effect today. Passed by public referendum in 2016, Switzerland is alleged to be the last country in Europe to allow so-called pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) of fertilized embryos prior to IVF implantation. Ironically, this was strictly forbidden by Article 2, Paragraph 2 of . . . Read more

New Prenatal Test Will Bring Eugenics Back to Germany

A new controversial prenatal blood test for Down syndrome, developed by biotech company LifeCodexx, launched this month in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Lichtenstein. It seems that we are in for another life protection scandal in Europe, and possibly for the return of mainstream eugenics to German-speaking Europe. The new PrenaTest is “targeted exclusively toward women . . . Read more

HLI Switzerland Organizes Opposition to “Right to Die” Conference in Zurich

Members of Human Life International (HLI) Switzerland are helping to organize a pro-life conference in Zurich, Switzerland on June 15 in opposition to a meeting of euthanasia activists from around the world. “Our aim is not to disrupt their conference,” said HLI Switzerland Secretary Christoph Keel. “Our aim is to put other arguments to the . . . Read more

Police Use Water Cannons, Tear Gas to Disperse Attacks on March for Life

Police in Zurich, Switzerland were forced to use water cannons and tear gas against anti-life protesters who tried to disrupt a recent March for Life of about a thousand pro-life supporters marching through the streets of Switzerland’s largest city.“Although the anti-life protesters were out-numbered by pro-lifers at least ten-to-one, police had to take measures to . . . Read more