News
Featured Image
 Shutterstock.com

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.

Click here to register.

 

Comments

Commenting Guidelines

LifeSiteNews welcomes thoughtful, respectful comments that add useful information or insights. Demeaning, hostile or propagandistic comments, and streams not related to the storyline, will be removed.

LSN commenting is not for frequent personal blogging, on-going debates or theological or other disputes between commenters.

Multiple comments from one person under a story are discouraged (suggested maximum of three). Capitalized sentences or comments will be removed (Internet shouting).

LifeSiteNews gives priority to pro-life, pro-family commenters and reserves the right to edit or remove comments.

Comments under LifeSiteNews stories do not necessarily represent the views of LifeSiteNews.