The EHF responded in November 2011 to an EU consultation on research policy with a robust rejection of religious interference in research using embryonic stem cells – see here.
Some years ago the EHF was actively concerned with bioethical questions. The following three documents indicate our stance at that time:
- Medically-assisted Procreation and the Protection of the Human Embryo – a paper by Georges Liénard for a symposium on bioethics at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg on 15-18 December 1996.
- Comment (31 May 1997) by the Ethical Network attached to the Council of Europe (on which the EHF was represented) on a 1992 Council project for a convention on bioethics.
- Bioéthique, politique et économie – an article in French by Yvon Englert, a professor of fertility treatment at the Free University of Brussels, from our publication Bioethics in Europe (November 1998, 24 pp.), produced on the occasion of the adoption of the “Bioethics convention” of the Council of Europe.