The World Youth Alliance applauds all attempts to develop public health policies in accordance with the intrinsic dignity of each human being. Public health policies must be person-centered to foster integral and sustainable development.
The "Trakatellis Report" on Rare Diseases (the Report) adopted Amendment 24 on Tuesday, March 31st. This amendment contains wording which promotes the targeting of disabled persons or persons with rare diseases for termination prior to birth through the use of pre-implantation genetic diagnosis and other technologies. It ignores the intrinsic worth and value of each person and fosters a historically proven, devastating eugenics mentality.
To see the official Dignity Alert, follow the link to our press web page.
The EPP-ED (Christian Democrats) group, the majority party within the European Parliament, has set the group position on this report on Wednesday, April 15th and decided to vote against amendment 24 but some Member States delegations declare they will still support it. The vote in the Parliament Plenary will take place at the end of April or early May.
Now is the time to raise your voice!
Your WYA Europe team.