In Germany, the possession and cultivation of cannabis could soon be exempt from punishment. Yet it is not a harmless stimulant - and endangers young people in particular, say experts.
The upper house rejects the text for a third time: "It will not strengthen the effectiveness of the right to abortion".
Evangelicals “will work to ensure the Bill doesn't have a negative impact on individual freedoms or practices of churches”. The new law will now include transgender people.
A draft law aims to cancel the Prayer Day as a public holiday to increase the defence budget. “There is more at stake than a public holiday”, say religious leaders.
Highlights are the fight against human trafficking and the efforts to integrate victims in the labour market. Spain is among the European countries with highest levels of prostitution.
“Abortion has become a dogma for the parliamentary majority”, laments Franck Meyer of the Protestant Committee for Human Dignity. The Senate could slow down the process that is “not allow any reasonable evaluation”.
The health minister proposes a draft law that allows euthanasia for children under 12. Christians denounce that it “could lead to euthanasia for disabled people too”.
A study shows that a majority of Dutch people think it is important that certain conditions are met before a legal gender change.
“This battle is not over. It is just beginning”, pro-abortion parliamentarians say. Two new resolutions will be brought to vote in November.
Everyone over 16 may change their legal gender via a civil officer. Court would decide on minors under 16 without parental consent. A citizen campaign warns about the dangers of the law.
Assisted suicide is being discussed in the Parliament. “If assisted suicide became normal, that would have consequences”, MPs say. Christians support the proposal.
The Bill aims to allow assisted suicide for those over 75 who do not qualify to apply for euthanasia. “Government has a duty to protect its citizens”, Council says.
After a popular consultation on the new ‘Code of Families’, Cubans will vote the final text in a referendum in July. Evangelicals have criticised several parts of the draft law.
Religious leaders also denounce the “disproportionate impact” that the draft law will have on “already marginalised minorities” and call for its removal.
The draft law is being debated in House of Lords. “Any change would threaten society’s ability to safeguard vulnerable patients from abuse”, doctors say.
The draft law will not be presented to Parliament, because the “environment to formulate it is unfavourable” and it “clashes with Islamic Sharia”, says the Religious Affairs Minister.
Women from a wide range of organisations and political views, including an evangelical pastor, explained the dangers of the 'trans draft law' at a round table organised by the Feminist Party.
The “historical” feminists have totally rejected the Spanish trans draft law because they see it as a step backwards in equality that also “endangers children”.
Protesters denounce “the commodification of human beings which is looming with the bioethics law”. “The draft law that is neither organic nor ethical”, evangelicals say.
Many evangelicals participated in the marches throughout the country. “We need a united Argentina, committed to human life”, the organisers said.
The draft law prompted criticism for being “too vague” and threatening free speech. “It could see people prosecuted for offences that they did not know they committed”, the EAUK warns.
The CNEF suggests to “include a reaffirmation of the right to the peaceful exercise of religious freedom” and “hopes that the freedom of education will not be violated”.
There were 232,200 abortions in France in 2019. A draft law which proposes to extend the time limits for resorting to abortion to 14 weeks, will be debated soon.
The amendments of the opposition parties have been rejected. “Such a sensitive issue needs a broad social and political consensus”, the Spanish Evangelical Alliance says.
The draft law proposes euthanasia in a month for those with an incurable or disabling illness. Spanish evangelicals ask for “better palliative care and support for people in dependence”
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