ROME, February 20, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – The John Paul II Academy for Human Life and the Family (JAHLF) is pleased to announce a two-day conference on the serious moral issue of “brain death” and organ donation. The conference will be held in Rome, at the Hotel Massimo d’Azaglio on May 20-21, closely following the Rome Life Forum (May 16-17) and the annual March for Life (May 18).
The theme of the conference is “BRAIN DEATH,” A MEDICOLEGAL CONSTRUCT: SCIENTIFIC & PHILOSOPHICAL EVIDENCE.
JAHLF is organizing this conference in order to bring to non-medical laypersons the truth about “brain death.” “Brain death” is connected to organ transplantation. Transplantation requires that organs be fresh and viable. But such organs can only be obtained from a person who is still alive (however deeply comatose he or she might be). This need for organs led to the invention of “brain death.” “Brain death” is not true natural death, but rather a medicolegal construct for the main purpose of removing organs from deeply comatose but still living patients.
This conference is open to all those who wish to defend the dignity of the human person and the sacredness of human life from conception to natural death.