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21 September 2023
Open letter to Health Minister Schillaci: medically assisted procreation does not increase the birth rate. On the contrary, it is among the causes of the demographic winter
Free homologous fertilisation and a €1,500 ticket for heterologous fertilisation: the minister announces new measures that would help stem the birth crisis. But it is the exact opposite: the more we feed the illusion of being able to postpone the birth of a child ad libitum - the results of PMA are poor: in more than 8 out of 10 cases it fails - the fewer children will be born. There is only one way: infertility prevention. Starting with correct information against the propaganda of the reproductive biomarket
Dear Minister Schillaci, we learn from press reports that as of 1 January next year the National Health Service will provide homologous fertilisation services free of charge and that it has established a co-payment for heterologous fertilisation - the responsibility of the region - which is expected to be around 1,500 euro. The provision would be part, according to him, of the measures against the birth rate in our country: less than 400 thousand births in 2022, the lowest number since the unification of Italy to date. In reality, as he explains [...]
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11 September 2023
Female wombs in male bodies
The envious dream of all time -to be able to have children without women, to erase mothers, in short, the Grail- is getting closer and closer to being realised: in five to ten years' time, even biologically male trans people will be able to receive a womb transplant and conduct a gestation. An 'inclusive' wish-right that would improve their quality of life and alleviate the symptoms of dysphoria. While the lives and health of girls and boys born from these practices are of no concern to bioethicists
Euronews reports on the rapid progress of research on the uterus transplantation front, with particular reference to the request of trans MtF people whose bodies remain biologically male, while FtM people, if they retain their female genital apparatus, can undertake a pregnancy like any other woman: the 'pregnant fathers' that the mainstream press likes to report on are none other than women who self-identify as men. In the article, which we translate here, women are referred to as cis- women, suffixed [...]
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29 July 2023
Making babies in vitro: The Economist special
The weekly acknowledges the high failure rate of assisted fertilisation and explains the new techniques -from gametogenesis to mitochondrial replacement- wishing for rapid progress. But it is silent on the risks to children's health. And it does not speak of infertility prevention: a commitment that would damage the enormous business
The weekly magazine The Economist devotes a long special to the subject of assisted reproduction, entitled Making Babymaking Better, first of all acknowledging that although performance has been improving the number of failures of these techniques is still very high. On average 7-8 attempts out of 10 fail, a number of failures that increases in parallel with the age of the woman: menopause is a process that only occurs in human females and some whale species. The [...]
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28 June 2023
On the risks of the ROPA method
The technique used by an increasing number of lesbian couples consists of using the oocyte of one to make an embryo that will then be inserted into the womb of the other who will carry the pregnancy. This practice is physically and psychologically dangerous both for the two women and for the child that will be born. This is why
In our recent communiqué Per il vero bene dei bambini (For the true good of the children) we expressed our concern about the increasing use by female couples of the ROPA technique (Recepción de ovocitos de la pareja), i.e. the transfer of the fertilised oocyte of one into the womb of the other who will carry out the gestation. For this stance we have received acclaim, some insults and many requests for information and sources. What does the ROPA method consist of and what are its risks? For the [...]
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23 June 2023
For the true good of children
Demanding the full transcription of birth certificates for those born from surrogacy and other assisted fertilisation practices, rejecting the path of adoption by 'intended' parent (stepchild) indicated by the Court of Cassation and validated in these hours by the European Court of Human Rights, harms minors in the first instance. And deprives them of those rights they claim to want to defend: our communiqué
We of the Network for the Inviolability of the Female Body, RadFem Italia and FINAARGIT ((International Feminist Network Against All Artificial Reproduction, Gender Ideology and Transhumanism) with the support of all the associations worldwide that oppose so-called gestation for others, from Ciams to Stop Surrogacy Now, and eminent international feminist personalities such as Sylviane Agacinski, Gena Corea, Phyllis Chesler and Jennifer Lahl - We reiterate our condemnation of the practice and renew our hope that the 'universal offence' of surrogacy, currently in [...]
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13 July 2021
Matic Report: Europe pushes for gender identity
Overriding the sovereignty of member states, the European Parliament is producing indications on sexual and reproductive health: self-id, male motherhood, uterus for rent, assisted fertilisation for all, hormones for children, uterus for rent. The hand of Big Tech on our lives, for an anthropological mutation of the human being
Under the theme of women's health, the EU voted on the Matic Report at the 23 June plenary of the European Parliament on the state of sexual and reproductive health and rights. Women's health: but the words "women" and "sex" were replaced with gender. The Matic Report produces indications to be followed by the member states, indications that represent precise guidelines and constitute an interference with the jurisdiction of individual states on the management of national health systems or policy choices [...]
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10 March 2021
Constitutional Court: rainbow children law needed. But surrogacy remains a serious crime
Two judgments of the Constitutional Court - issued on 28 January, the reasons for which have been made known in the last few hours - invite Italian legislators to identify devices which, in the name of the "superior interest of the child", allow so-called "intentional parents", including those who commission a surrogacy, to be recognised as parents for all intents and purposes even in the absence of biological ties and even if they have committed a crime. While rejecting as "inadmissible" the questions posed by the first section of the Supreme Court regarding two cases [...]
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