Vita Donum

The Maltese neurologist and priest Fr.Patrick Pullicino MD, PhD, MRCP, FACP talks to Fr. Elias Leyds on what is currently happening in Malta and the impact of non-natural chemical contraceptives on the lives of women, due to its effect on changing behaviour of people. He talks about the social consequences of widespread use of contraceptives, and finally he also explains about the subtle attempts of the new Pontifical Academy of Life which seem to aim at overturning the magesterial teaching of the encyclical Humanae Vitae, issued by St.Pope Paul VI July 25, 1968. This is a concern for the members of the orignal JPII Academy of Life, organised within the new JAHLF. Following the developments in Malta, threatening the sanctity of human life and the unborn a huge pro-life rally in Malta was organised. On 7th of December, twenty thousand people — a full 4% of the population — took to the streets in Malta to support that nation’s pro-life laws and to protest the government’s tabling of a bill to introduce abortion. Twenty-four thousand people have signed a petition calling on the government of Malta to reject the current proposed legislation in favor of an alternative amendment clause drafted by 80 leaders and academics in medicine, law, and ethics.