“Morte encefálica” — Inimiga da Vida e da Verdade – Declaração internacional em oposição à “morte encefálica” e ao transplante de órgãos vitais únicos

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Repercussão na mídia brasileira:

https://biodireitomedicina.wordpress.com/2009/01/22/movimento-contesta-uso-do-criterio-da-morte-cerebral-%e2%80%9cbrain-death%e2%80%9d-%e2%80%94-enemy-of-life-and-truth/

Agora, você também pode ser signatário desta importante declaração internacional, acessando o endereço:

http://www.thelifeguardian.org/action=join_us.html

Data de liberação: Imediata, em dez. de 2000

Para informações adicionais contactar:
Earl Appleby Jr.,
mailto:
304-258-5433 (telefone) 258 – 5420 (fax)
Endereço desta tradução, neste espaço:

https://biodireitomedicina.wordpress.com/2009/01/22/declaracao-internacional-em-oposicao-a-morte-encefalica-e-ao-transplante-de-orgaos-vitais-unicos-traduzido-para-portugues/

Endereço do texto em inglês:

https://biodireitomedicina.wordpress.com/2009/01/22/%e2%80%9cbrain-death%e2%80%9d%e2%80%94enemy-of-life-and-truth/

Segue antes o texto com que ela foi veiculada em dezembro de 2000, no Brasil. A maioria dos brasileiros que assinaram esta declaração também outorgaram procuração para questionar a validade dos critérios declaratórios de morte encefálica no Brasil, em maio do mesmo ano, 2000. Esta providência obteve sucesso no ano de 2003/2004, obrigando o CFM a enfrentar às questões técnicas neurológicas pertinentes sem conseguir sustentar a validade do seu procedimento declaratório, conforme postaremos estes textos neste espaço em breve:

Na oportunidade de um “renovado interesse nas controvérsias em torno da ‘morte encefálica’ e do transplante de órgãos” que se segue à mensagem do Papa João Paulo II ao Congresso Internacional da Sociedade de Transplantes em Agosto último, Cidadãos Unidos Resistindo à Eutanásia (CURE) torna pública sua declaração “Morte Encefálica – Inimiga da Vida e da Verdade”.

Assinada por mais do que 100 personalidades originárias de 19 países, a declaração representa a mais fortemente corroborada proclamação até hoje anunciada a se opor tanto à “morte encefálica” como ao transplante de órgãos vitais únicos.

Incluem-se entre os signatários dois bispos Católico-Romanos, religiosos, sacerdotes, e outros clérigos; dois membros da Academia Pontifícia pela Vida e um antigo Secretário da Academia; médicos, professores, juízes, advogados e outros profissionais; defensores dos direitos dos portadores de deficiências e da vida. Entre os signatários incluem-se destacados críticos da “morte encefálica” tais como o Dr. Paul Byrne (Estados Unidos), Dr. Cícero Coimbra (Brasil), Dr. David Evans (Inglaterra), Prof. Josef Seifert (Liechtenstein) e o Dr. Yoshio Watanabe (Japão).

Observando que nenhum dos conjuntos mutantes dos “assim denominados” critérios neurológicos para a determinação da morte preenche os requisitos descritos pelo Papa em sua mensagem, a declaração afirma que, “Na realidade a ‘morte encefálica’ não é morte, e que a morte não deve ser declarada a menos que todo o encéfalo e os sistemas circulatório e respiratório tenham sido destruídos.”

Citando a admoestação do Papa quanto ao fato de que órgãos vitais únicos podem ser removidos apenas “do corpo de quem se encontra certamente morto … já que os atos em contrário significariam provocar-se intencionalmente a morte do doador”, a declaração conclui que a “adesão às restrições impostas pelo Papa” e “pelo Próprio Deus na Lei Moral Natural” impede o transplante de órgãos vitais únicos, um ato que viola o mandamento divino “Não matarás.”

Fundada em 1981, “Cidadãos Unidos Resistindo à Eutanásia” é a mais antiga organização unidirecionada contra a eutanásia nos Estados Unidos. Aqueles que desejarem adicionar seus nomes aos atuais signatários da declaração devem escrever ao CURE, 812 Stephen Street, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411, USA; ou enviar seus nomes através de mensagem eletrônica para cureltd@ix.netcom.com.

Informações adicionais podem ser encontradas na página eletrônica do CURE, http://cureltd.home.netcom.com

Segue-se a declaração completa incluindo a lista dos atuais signatários:


“Morte encefálica” — Inimiga da Vida e da Verdade


A mensagem do Papa João Paulo II datada de 29 de Agosto de 2000, endereçada ao Congresso Internacional da Sociedade de Transplantes tem despertado renovado interesse nas controvérsias em evolução acerca da “morte encefálica” e transplante de órgãos. Apesar de que essas controvérsias literalmente envolvem temas relativos à vida e à morte tanto sob o aspecto físico como espiritual, uma clara compreensão da sua natureza é vital à sobrevida tanto da vida como da verdade – esta considerada a guardiã da primeira.

Como a questão do transplante de órgãos não pode ser apropriadamente julgada tanto sob o ponto de vista lógico como ético na ausência do que o Papa descreve como “um meio cientificamente seguro de identificar-se os sinais biológicos de que uma pessoa tenha de fato morrido” (4), devemos primeiramente examinar o conceito de “morte encefálica”, que serve como racionalização para a remoção de órgãos vitais daqueles descritos como “doadores”.


“Morte Encefálica”


Notando-se uma mudança na ênfase na determinação da morte “dos sinais cárdio-respiratórios tradicionais para o assim denominado ‘critério neurológico’, o Santo Padre afirma que essa mudança consiste em “estabelecer-se, de acordo com parâmetros claramente determinados e assumidos de forma consensual pela comunidade científica internacional, a completa e irreversível cessação de toda a atividade encefálica (no cérebro, cerebelo e tronco encefálico).” (5)

Os parâmetros variadamente propostos para declarar-se uma pessoa como em estado de “morte encefálica”, porém, não são nem “claramente determinados” nem são “assumidos de forma consensual” pela comunidade científica.

Ao contrário, a miríade de versões dos critérios de “morte encefálica” introduzidos desde a publicação do artigo reveladoramente intitulado “Uma Definição do Coma Irreversível” em 1968 – mais de 30 versões apenas na primeira década – tem se tornado progressivamente mais permissiva. Paralelamente, um número crescente de membros da comunidade científica tem analisado mais acuradamente a “morte encefálica” e encontram-se verbalizando suas preocupações.

Para saber-se com certeza moral que “a completa e irreversível cessação de todas as atividades encefálicas (no cérebro, cerebelo e tronco encefálico)” ocorreu requer-se a total ausência de toda a circulação e respiração. A confirmação dessa ausência tornaria necessário que o cérebro, o cerebelo e o tronco encefálico houvessem sido destruídos, assim como o os sistemas circulatório e respiratório.

Nenhum dos conjuntos mutáveis dos “assim denominados ‘ critérios neurológicos” para a determinação da morte atende ao requisito do Papa de que sejam “rigorosamente aplicados” para assegurar-se “a completa e irreversível cessação de toda a atividade encefálica.” (5) De fato, a “morte encefálica” não é morte, e a morte não deve ser declarada a menos que todo o encéfalo e os sistemas respiratório e circulatório tenham sido destruídos.


Transplante de órgãos


Reiterando suas palavras no Evangelium Vitae (86), o Santo Padre sugeriu que “uma forma de cultivar uma genuína Cultura da Vida ‘é a doação de órgãos, executada de uma forma eticamente aceitável.”(1)

Uma forma que é “eticamente aceitável” é a que corresponde à Lei Moral Natural e seus quatro axiomas: (1) O bem deve ser praticado, e o mal evitado. (2) O bem não deve ser sustado. (3) O mal não deve ser praticado. (4) O mal não deve ser praticado para a obtenção do bem.

Dessa forma, a obtenção de órgãos através de meios que venham a ocasionar a mutilação debilitadora ou a morte do “doador” não podem ser encarados como “eticamente aceitáveis”.

Ao descrever a decisão de doar um órgão bastante apropriadamente como “um gesto decisivo”, o Papa ponderou, “A autenticidade humana de tal gesto requer que os indivíduos sejam apropriadamente informados a respeito dos processos envolvidos, de forma a acharem-se na posição de consentirem ou declinarem de forma consciente”. (3)

Para que seja apropriadamente informada, a pessoa que considera a doação de órgãos deve ser educada a respeito da natureza do transplante de órgãos. Em particular, ela deve ser avisada que, preliminarmente à excisão, seu coração encontrar-se- á saudável e capaz de participar da circulação e respiração normais, mas após a retirada de seu corpo de qualquer órgão necessário à vida, ela morrerá. O futuro “doador” deve também ser informado de que um agente paralisante será administrado para impedí-la de mover-se quando a incisão for feita e avisada se anestesia ser-lhe-á administrada preliminarmente à retirada dos seus órgãos, tal como tem sido recomendada por anestesistas.

Para que a liberdade não seja confundida com licença, deve-se assinalar que a liberdade consiste no exercício da liberdade individual em concordância com o raciocínio correto, que busca o bem e evita o mal. Matar-se a si ou a outrem jamais pode ser considerado de acordo com o raciocínio correto.

O Santo Padre faz uma restrição crítica à remoção de órgãos à luz da “singular dignidade da pessoa humana”, estipulando que os órgãos vitais que ocorrem unitariamente no corpo somente podem ser removidos após a morte, ou seja, removidos do corpo de quem se encontra certamente morto.” (4) O Papa acrescenta que “tal requisito é auto-evidente, já que agir-se de outra forma implica em provocar-se intencionalmente a morte do doador ao retirar-se seus órgãos”.

Para que os órgãos vitais sejam adequados para o transplante, porém, eles devem ser órgãos vivos removidos de seres humanos vivos. Ademais, como foi assinalado anteriormente, pessoas condenadas à morte ao terem declarada sua “morte encefálica” não se encontram “certamente mortas” mas, ao contrário, encontram-se certamente vivas.

Dessa forma, a adesão às restrições estipuladas pelo Papa e as proibições impostas pelo Próprio Deus na Lei Moral Natural impede o transplante de órgãos vitais únicos, um ato que causa a morte do “doador” e viola o quinto mandamento do Decálogo divino, “Não matarás” (Deut 5:17).


Paul A. Byrne, M.D., FAAP
Past President, Catholic Medical Association
Oregon, Ohio

Walt F. Weaver, M.D., FACC
Clinical Associate Professor, School of Medicine
University of Nebraska
Omaha, Nebraska

Prof. Josef Seifert, Ph.D.
Rector, International Academy for Philosophy
Furstentum, Liechtenstein

Mercedes Arzu Wilson, L.H.D.
President, Family of the Americas Foundation

Dunkirk, Maryland

Bernice Jones
Lifeguardian Foundation
Vancouver, WA

Bishop Fabian Wendelin Bruskewitz Bishop Robert F. Vasa
Diocese of Lincoln Diocese of Baker
Lincoln, Nebraska Baker, Oregon

Archbishop Lawrence Saphonophon-Khai Fr. Christian Marie Charlot
Archdiocese of Thare-Nonseng Former Secretary, Pontifical Academy for Life
Sakkonakhon, Thailand President, World for Children
Bagnoregio, Italy

Prof. Josef Seifert, Ph.D. Mercedes Arzú Wilson, L.H.D.
Ordinary Member, Pontifical Academy for Life Ordinary Member, Pontifical Academy for Life
Rector, International Academy for Philosophy President, Family of the
Americas Foundation Furstenstum, Liechtenstein Dunkirk, Maryland

Judie Brown Fr. Thomas Euteneur.
Corresponding Member, Pontifical Academy for Life President, Human Life International
President, American Life League Front Royal, Virginia
Stafford, Virginia

Julie Grimstad Earl E. Appleby, Jr.
Director, Center for the Rights of the Terminally Ill Director, Citizens United Resisting Euthanasia
Stephens, Wisconsin Berkeley Springs, West Virginia

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Neleide Abila
Professor of Law, Universidade Paranaense
Guaira, Brazil

Madonna R. Adams. Ph.D.
Past Director, Center for Applied Ethics, Pace University
Instructor in Philosophy, Caldwell College
Caldwell, New Jersey

Lawrence A. Adekoya, kcss
Executive Director/National Organiser, Human Life Protection League
Ijebu-Ode, Nigeria.

Maria Sophia Aguirre, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Economics, Catholic University of America
Washington, DC

Fr. Fred Alexander, S.O.L.T.
General Procurator, Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity
Hythe, England

William B. Allen, Ph.D.
Professor of Political Science, Michigan State University
East Lansing, Michigan

Jack Ames
Director, Defend Life
Baltimore, Maryland

Mary Jo Anderson
Contributing Editor, Crisis
Washington, DC

Br. Anthony, O.S.F.
Vocation Director, Franciscan Brothers of the Sacred Heart
Vice President, Diocesan Board of Catholic Education and Formation
Fargo, North Dakota

John P. Antony, J.D.
Highland Heights, Kentucky

Marcos Antonio Aranda, M.D.
Director, ICU, and Chief, Department of Pulmonology, Hospital Clinicordis
São Paulo, Brazil

João Araújo, Ph.D.
Professor of Mathematics, Universidade Alberta
Lisbon, Portugal

Hamilton Reed Armstrong
Sculptor, Writer, Lecturer
Instructor in Art History, International Catholic University
Notre Dame, Indiana

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Michael Asuzu, M.D.
Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, University Teaching Hospital
Ibadan, Nigeria

Kathleen O. Balbach
Office Manager, Hope of St. Monica
Milford, Ohio

Marian Banducci
Director, Voice for the Unborn
Modesto, California

Elena Barberis
Social Assistant
Valmadoona, Italy

Carlo Barbieri
Genoa Representative, Famiglia e Civilità
Genoa, Italy

Deacon Roy Barkley, Ph.D.
Senior Editor, Texas State Historical Association
Austin, Texas

Gary L. Bauer
Chairman, Campaign for Working Families
Arlington, Virginia

Michael Bauman, Ph. D.
Professor of Theology and Culture and Director of Christian Studies, Hillsdale College
Hillsdale, Michigan

Dr. Med. Paolo Bavastro
Chief Dr. ICU and Department of Internal Medicine, Filderklinik
Fildestadt, Germany

Richard P. Becker, RN, MS MA
Bethel College
Mishawaka, Indiana

Michael J. Behe, Ph.D.
Senior Fellow, Center for the Renewal of Science and Culture
Seattle, Washington
Professor of Biological Sciences, Lehigh University
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Christopher R. Bell
President, Good Counsel, Inc.
Hoboken, New Jersey

Joan Andrews Bell
Director, PIETA Mission
Hoboken, New Jersey

Dr. Andrew F. Bella
Consultant Physician, Michael Bella Memorial Hospital
Ibadan, Nigeria

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Yuri Belozorov
Director, Choose Life
Vladivostock, Russia

James Bendell
Attorney at Law
Port Townsend, Washington

J. Brian Benestad, Ph.D.
Corresponding Member, Pontifical Academy for Life
Board of Directors, Fellowship of Catholic Scholars
Professor of Theology, University of Scranton
Scranton, Pennsylvania

Iain T. Benson B.A. (Hons.), M.A., LLB.
Barrister & Solicitor
Bowen Island, British Columbia, Canada

Fr. Frederick Bentley, OHI
Anglican Priests for Life
Endinboro, Pennsylvania

Paul Bernetsky,
Executive Director, Youth for the Third Millennium
Potomac, Maryland

Robin Bernhoft, M.D., FACS
Chairman, National Parents Commission
Johnstown, Pennsylvania

Andrew Richard Berry
Disability Rights Advocate
London, England

Giuseppe Bertolini, M.D.
Specialist in Anesthesia and Resuscitation, Ospedale Ruiniti di Roma
Rome, Italy

Cledson Ramos Bezerra
Attorney at Law
João Pessoa, Brazil

John F. Billings, J.D.
Attorney at Law
Lexington, Kentucky

Jerrold G. Black, M.D.
Family Practice Physician
Lincoln, Nebraska

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Karla Bladel, M.D., FACOG
Obstetrician and Gynecologist
Vice President, Rock Island County Medical Society
Rock Island, Illinois

John W. Blewett
President Emeritus, The Wanderer Forum Foundation
Managing Editor, The Latin Mass
Ramsey, New Jersey

Stephanie Block
Director, Special Research Projects, The Wanderer Forum Foundation
Hudson, Wisconsin

Marcella K. Boehm
Cincinnati, Ohio

Wallace L. Boever, M.S.
Clinic Manager, Holy Family Medical Specialties
Lincoln, Nebraska

Paul C. Boling, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Philosophy and Bible, William Jennings Bryan College
Dayton, Tennessee

Dr. Manuele Bondì
Department of Biological Evolution, Università di Parma
Parma, Italy

Massimo Bondì, M.D., L.D.
Former General Surgeon
Medical Board, Sydney, Australia
Professor of Surgical Pathology, Università degli Studî di Roma “La Sapienza”
Rome, Italy

Deacon Carlo Bonicello
Valmadonna, Italy

Stephen G. Brady
President, Roman Catholic Faithful
Petersburg, Illinois

Gerard V. Bradley, J.D.
Past President, Fellowship of Catholic Scholars
Vice President, American Public Philosophy Institute
Professor of Law, University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, Indiana

Fr. Anthony Brankin, S.T.L.
Chaplain, Chicago Chapter, Legatus Foundation
St. Thomas More Church
Chicago, Illinois

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Dr. Michael Brear, MB, BS, DTM&H, LMCC
General Practitioner
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

William Brennan, Ph.D.
Professor, School of Social Service, St. Louis University
St. Louis, Missouri

Montague Brown, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology and Chair, Department of Psychology, St. Anselm’s College
Manchester, New Hampshire

Paul R. Bruch, M.D.
Past President, Connecticut Right to Life Corporation
Southbury, Connecticut

Léo Brust
Attorney at Law
Porto Alegre, Brazil

Rene Josef Bullecer, M.D.
Director. AIDS -Free Philippines. Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines
Health Representative for Asia, Pontifical Council for Pastoral Health Care
Executive Director, HLI-Visayas, Mindanao
Visayas, Philippines

J. Kevin Burke, MSS, LSW
Theresa Karminski Burke, Ph.D.
Founders, Rachel’s Vineyard Ministries
King of Prussia, Pennsylvania

Lilo Cadrin
President, St. Paul Pro-Life Association
St. Paul, Alberta, Canada

Guido Cantamessa, M.D.
Family Practice and Specialist in Anesthesia and Resuscitation
Bergamo, Italy

Rev. Graham Capill, BD, LLB
Party Leader, Christian Heritage Party of New Zealand
Christchurch, New Zealand

Alberto Carosa
Journalist
Rome, Italy

Samuel B. Casey, J.D.
Executive Director and CEO, Christian Legal Society
Annandale, Virginia

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Keith Cassidy, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of History, University of Guelph
Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Timothy A. Chichester
Executive Director, Yankee Samizdat
Austerlitz, New York

Motoharu Chimori
Onoda, Japan

Helen Cindrich
Executive Director, People Concerned for the Unborn Child
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Charley Clements
Director, Eagle Cross Alliance
Houston, Texas

Greg Clovis
Executive Director, Human Life International-UK
London, England

Kurt Clyne M.S., Pharm.D.
Director, Pharmacy, St. Elizabeth Regional Medical Center
Lincoln, Nebraska

Celso Galli Coimbra
Attorney at Law
Porto Alegre, Brazil

Cicero Galli Coimbra, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Universidade Federal de São Paulo
São Paulo, Brazil

Dr. Anthony P. Cole, FRCP, RFCPCH
Director, Lejeune Clinic
London, England

Kathy Coll
Director, Pro-Life Coalition
Havertown, Pennsylvania

William F. Colliton, Jr., M.D., FACOG
Clinical Professor Emeritus of Obstetrics and Gynecology, George Washington University
Washington, DC

Anne Costa
Friends for Life, Inc.
Baldwinsville, New York

William Cotter
Chairman, St. Stanislaus Council
President, Operation Rescue: Boston
Milton Village, Massachusetts

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Fr. Absalom Coutinho
Palmetto, Florida

Catherine T. Coyle, R.N., Ph.D.
Lecturer, School of Education, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Madison, Wisconsin

Carlito V. Cruz, M.D.
General Surgeon, St. John Hospital and Medical Center
Detroit, Michigan

Gregg Cunningham, J.D.
Executive Director, The Center for Bio-Ethical Reform
Los Angeles, California

Joseph W. Cunningham, Esq.
President, The Society of Blessed Gianna Beretta Molla
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

W. Patrick Cunningham
Principal, Central Catholic High School
San Antonio, Texas

Lorna L. Cvetkovitch, M.D.
Obstetrician and Gynecologist
Lincoln, Nebraska

Fr. Thomas Dailey, OSFS, S.T.D,
President, Fellowship of Catholic Scholars
Professor of Theology and Director, Salesian Center of Faith and Culture, DeSales University
Center Valley, Pennsylvania

Mary Davenport, M.D., FACOG
Obstetrician and Gynecologist
El Sobrante, California

Michael Davies
President, International Una Voce Federation
London, England

Camille E. De Blasi, M.A.
Director, Center for Life Principles
Redmond, Washington

Kurenai Deguchi
Spiritual Leader, Oomoto
Kameoka, Japan

Kyotaro Deguchi
Advisor, Oomoto Foundation
Kameoka, Japan

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Dr. Michael Delany
London, England

Deacon Rafael de los Reyes
Pax Catholic Communications, Archdiocese of Miami
Miami, Florida

Roberto de Mattei
Professor of Modern History, Università degli Studî di Cassino
Cassino, Italy

William A. Dembski, Ph.D.
Senior Fellow, Center for the Renewal of Science and Culture, Discovery Institute
Seattle, Washington
Associate Research Professor in the Conceptual Foundations of Science, Baylor University
Waco, Texas

Fr. Edouard de Mentque, F.S.S.P.
Chaplain, Latin Mass Community
Kansas City, Kansas

Robert Desmond, M.D.
Emergency Department, Wood County Hospital
Bowling Green, Ohio

Raymond J. de Souza
Catholic Apologist and Founder, St. Gabriel’s Communications
Forrestfield, Australia

Robert A. Destro, J.D.
Professor of Law and Director, Interdisciplinary Program in Religion and Law
Columbus School of Law, Catholic University of America
Washington, DC

Fr. Alphonse de Valk, c.s.b.
Editor and Publisher, Catholic Insight
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Donald K. DeWolf, J.D.
Senior Fellow, Center for the Renewal of Science and Culture, Discovery Institute
Seattle, Washington
Professor of Law, Gonzaga University School of Law
Spokane, Washington

Marie Dietz
Director, Center for Pro-Life Studies
North Troy, Vermont

John R. Diggs, Jr., M.D.
Medical Board, National Abstinence Clearinghouse
Sioux Falls, South Dakota

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Bernard Dobranski, J.D.
Vice-President, Fellowship of Catholic Scholars
Dean and Professor of Law, Ave Maria Law School
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Chiara Donati
Ravenna, Italy

David J. Dooley, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus of English, St. Michael’s College, University of Toronto
Associate Editor, Catholic Insight
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Dr. Bert P. Dorenbos
President, Schreeuw Om Leven
Hilversum, Netherlands

John F. Downs
Director, Partners in the Cross
Mt. Jackson, Virginia

Jim Dowson
National Organizer, Precious Life Scotland
Cumbernauld, Scotland

Tim Drake
Journalist, National Catholic Register
St. Cloud, Minnesota

Thomas A. Drolesky, Ph.D.
Publisher and Editor, Christ or Chaos
Cincinnati, Ohio

Christina Dunigan
Writer and Researcher
Former Pro-Life Guide, About.com
Baltimore, Maryland

Lloyd J. Duplantis, Jr., P.D.
President Emeritus, Pharmacists for Life International
Gray, Louisiana

Sr. Lucille Durocher
Founder, St. Joseph’s Workers for Life & Family
Vanier, Ontario, Canada

Cheryl Eckstein
Founder and President, Compassionate Healthcare Network
Surrey, British Columbia, Canada

Reinhold Eichinger
Founder, Pro Life Data Exchange/Börse für das Leben
Duesseldorf, Germany

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Charbel El-Chaar
Director, St. Charbel for Life
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Kenneth G. Elzinga, Ph.D., L.H.D.
Professor of Economics, University of Virginia
Charlottesville, Virginia

Randy Engel
President, The Michael Fund International Foundation for Genetic Research
Export, Pennsylvania

Robert D. Enright, Ph.D.
Professor of Human Development, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Madison, Wisconsin

David Wainwright Evans, M.D., FRCP
Fellow Commoner of Queens’ College
Cambridge, England

H. Martyn Evans, Ph.D.
Director Emeritus, Center for Philosophy and Health Care, University of Swansea
Swansea, Wales

Joseph C. Evers, M.D., FAAP
Pediatrician
McLean, Virginia

Timothy R. Fangman, M.D., FACC
Cardiovascular Medicine
Omaha, Nebraska

Sydney O. Fernandes, M.D., M.B.B.S., F.C.P.S., ABIM, ABFP
Internal Medicine
Oregon, Ohio

Vera Maria Vargas Ferreira
Attorney
Porto Alegre, Brazil

J. Fraser Field
Executive Officer, Catholic Educator’s Resource Center
Powell River, British Columbia, Canada

James P. Finnegan
Co-Director, Vote Life America
Barrington, Illinois

Timothy H. Fisher, M.D.
Family Practice Physician
Lincoln, Nebraska

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Fr. Gregoire J. Fluet, Ph.D. candidate
Pastor, St Bridget of Kildare
Moodus, Connecticut

Frank J. Forlini Jr. M.D.
Cardiologist
Director, Cardiovascular Institute of Northwestern Illinois
Rock Island, Illinois

David F. Forte, J.D.
Professor of Law, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University
Cleveland, Ohio

Jeffrey L. Fortenberry, M.S., M.A.
Member, Lincoln City Council
Lincoln, Nebraska

Elizabeth Fox-Genovese, Ph.D.
Professor of History and Humanities, Emory University
Atlanta, Georgia

Nelson Fragelli
Director, Droit de Naître
Paris, France

Sheila Franco
Geologist
Niterói, Brazil

Winston L. Frost, LL.M.
Dean, Trinity Law School
Santa Ana, California

Luigi Gagliardi, M.D.
Head Physician, Department of Thoracic Surgery (retired)
Ospedale Forlanini di Roma
Professor Emeritus
Università degli Studî di Roma ‘La Sapienza’
Rome, Italy

Fr. Daniel Gauthier, o.ff.m.
Pastor, St. Margaret of Scotland Church
North Lancaster, Ontario, Canada

Sean Marie Gertz, Esq.
Tony Gertz
Attorney at Law
Reading, Ohio

Brian Gibson
Executive Director, Pro-Life Action Ministries
St. Paul, Minnesota

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Maciej Giertych, Ph.D., D.Sc.
Chairman, Department of Genetics, Institute of Dendrology, Polska Akademia Nauk
Kórnik, Poland

Camille Giglio
Director, California Right to Life
Pleasant Hill, California

Jennifer Ann Gigowski
Jerry Thomas Gigowski
Founders, Life Is Precious Ministries
Indianapolis, Indiana

Fr. Patrick Gillooly
Berkeley Springs, West Virginia

Steve Gilmore
Charlotte, North Carolina

Corrado Gnerre
Professor of Religion, Instituti Scienze Religiose ‘Giovanni Paolo II’ di Foggia
Foggia, Italy

Gentil Gonçales Filho
Associate Professor of Philosophy, Pontificia Universidade Católica de Campinas
Campinas, Brazil

Marcelo A. González
Executive Editor, Panorama Católico Internacional
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Fr. James E. Goode, OFM, Ph.D.
President, National Black Catholic Apostolate for Life
New York, New York

Giuseppe Gori
Leader, Family Coalition Party of Ontario
Stoufville, Ontario, Canada

Carlo Govoni, M.D.
Surgeon and Specialist in Ear and Throat and 1st Level Director, Ospedale di Verbania
Verbania, Italy

Alice Ann Grayson
Founder and President, Veil of Innocence
Catasauqua, Pennsylvania

Samuel Gregg, D.Phil.
Director, Center for Economic Personalism, Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Fr. Benedict J. Groeschel, C.F.R., Ed. D.
Director, Office for Spiritual Development, Archdiocese of New York
Larchmont, New York

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Karel F. Gunning, M.D.
President, World Federation of Doctors Who Respect Human Life
Rotterdam, Netherlands

Fr. Matthew Habiger, O.S.B., Ph.D.
Board of Directors, Human Life International
Front Royal, Virginia

Emil Hagamu
Chairman, Pro-Life Tanzania
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Lucy Hancock, Ph.D.
Consultant, World Bank
Washington, DC

Mark Harrington
Executive Director, The Center for Bio-Ethical Reform—Midwest
Westerville, Ohio

Denny Hartford
Director, Vital Signs Ministries
Omaha, Nebraska

Charles Harvey
Contributing Editor, Envoy
Steubenville, Ohio

Lucky M. Hatta
Founder and President, Pro Life Indonesia
Turangga Bandung, Indonesia

The Rt. Rev. Mark Haverland, Ph.D.
Bishop Ordinary, Diocese of the South
Anglican Catholic Church
Athens, Georgia

Paul L. Hayes, M.D., FACOG
Obstetrician and Gynecologist
Lincoln, Nebraska

Les Hemingway, M.D.
Family Physician
Morlane, Australia

Carlos Heredia F.
Commercial Engineer
Professor Emeritus, Universidad de Cuenca
Professor Emeritus, Universidad del Azuay
Cuenca, Ecuador “Brain Death”—Enemy of Life and Truth (Page 16)

Jerome B. Higgins, D.V.M.
Chairman, Long Island Coalition for Life
Ronkonkoma, New York

David J. Hill, M.A., FRCA
Emeritus Consultant Anesthetist
Cambridge, England

Jonathan Hill
Chairman, Massachusetts Reform Party
New Bedford, Massachusetts

Yasumi Hirose
Honorary President, Jinuri Aizenkai
Kameoka, Japan

Helen Hull Hitchcock
Director, Women for Faith & Family
St. Louis, Missouri

James Hitchcock, Ph.D.
Senior Editor, Touchstone
Past President, Fellowship of Catholic Scholars
Professor of History, St. Louis University
St. Louis, Missouri

Benno Hofschulte
Director, Aktion SOS LEBEN
Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Terence J. Hughes, Ph.D.
Professor of Geological Sciences and Quaternary and Climate Studies, University of Maine
Orono, Maine

Glenn M. Hultgren, D.C.
Chairman, Christian Bioethics Awareness Committee
Founder and Executive Secretary, Christian Chiropractors Association
Fort Collins, Colorado

Rachel Hurst
Director, Disability Awareness in Action
London, England

Thomas Hutte, M.D.
Surgeon, A.C.S.
Ft. Mitchell, Kentucky

John J. Jakubczyk
Board of Directors, National Lawyers Association
President, Arizona Right to Life
Phoenix, Arizona

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The Reverend Canon Eric Jarvis, M.A.
Canon Emeritus, Cathedral Church of St. Peter and St. Wilfrid
Ripon, England

Marianne M. Jennings, J.D.
Professor of Legal and Ethical Studies and Director, Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics, Arizona State University
Phoenix, Arizona

Fr. David Albert Jones, O.P., M.A.
Director, Linacre Centre for Healthcare Ethics
London, England

Derek L. Jones
Councillor, Deal Town Council
Deal, England

Michael M. Jordan, Ph.D.
Kirk Professor in English and Director, American Studies Program, Hillsdale College
Hillsdale, Michigan

Anthony M. Kam, M.D., FACS
Chief of Staff, Sheridan Community Hospital
Sheridan, Michigan

Dr. med. Claudia Kaminski
Chairman, Aktion Lebensrecht für Alle e.V.
Chairman, Bundesverband Lebensrecht (BVL)
Düsseldorf, Germany

George Byron Kerford, Ph.D.
Chairman and CEO, World Association of Persons with disAbilities
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Genevieve S. Kineke
Editor, Canticles
Host, Women in the Church Today
Executive Director, Catholic Alliance of Women
East Greenwich, Rhode Island

Andreas Kirchmair
President, Werk für menschenwuerdige Therapieformen
Senior Consultant
Graz, Austria

Nelson D. Kloosterman, Th.D.
Professor of Ethics and New Testament, Mid-America Reformed Seminary
Dyer, Indiana

M.A. Klopotek, Dr. Eng. Habil.
Professor, Institute of Computer Sciences, Akademia Polska
Siedice, Poland “Brain Death”—Enemy of Life and Truth – Page 18

Mary Ann Kreitzer
President, Les Femmes
Vienna, Virginia

Al Kresta
CEO, Ave Maria Radio
Host, Kresta in the Afternoon
Executive Editor, Credo
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Mary Ann Kuharski
Director, Prolife Across America
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Arthur M. Kunath, M.D., LTCΒUSAR (ret.)
Rheumatologist, Kunath, Burte, Temming, M.D. PSC
Covington, Kentucky

Paul Lagan
President, Alliance for Life Ministries
Madison, Wisconsin

Thomas Langan, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, University of Toronto
President, Catholic Civil Rights League
Toronto, Canada

Jerome L’Ecuyer, M.D., FAAP
Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
St. Louis University School of Medicine
St. Louis, Missouri

Charles T. Lester, Jr.
Attorney at Law
Ft. Thomas, Kentucky

Marco Lettieri
Natale Lettieri
Ombretta, Italy

Fr. Robert J. Levis, Ph.D.
Co-Host, The Web of Faith, EWTN
Spiritual Director, Fraternitas Marialis Regina Cleri
Vice President, Confraternity of Catholic Clergy
Erie, Pennsylvania

Thomas H. Lieser, M.D., MPH, FACOEM
Board Certified, Family Practice and Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Adjunct Faculty, Medical College of Ohio
Toledo, Ohio

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James Likoudis
Past President, Catholics United for the Faith
Montour Falls, New York

Felice Livi, M.D.
Rome, Italy

Greg P. Lloyd, M.A.
Executive Director, National Coalition of Clergy and Laity
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Pat Lohman
Director, AAAWomen for Choice of Manassas Pregnancy Center
Manassas, Virginia

Stephen B. Lopez, Esq.
Board of Directors, National Lawyers Association
Founder and Board of Directors, Life Legal Defense Foundation
President and CEO, Light Horse Ventures, LLC
San Francisco, California

Rudolph M. Lohse
Faithful Catholics of Central Florida
Orlando, Florida

Dr. med. Johann Loibner
General Practitioner
Graz, Austria

Luiz Anderson Lopes, M.D.
Pediatric Department, Escola Paulista de Medicina
Universidade Federal de São Paulo
Professor of Pediatrics, Universidade de Santo Amoro
São Paulo, Brazil

Nicholas J. Lowry
Secretary, Latin Mass Society of Ireland
Editor, Brandsma Review
Dun Loaghaire, Ireland

Daniel Lynch
Judge
Director, Apostolates of the Missionary Image and Jesus King of All Nations
St. Albans, Vermont

Rev. Patrick Mahoney
Director, Christian Defense Coalition
Washington, DC

David P. Marciniak, R.N.
Host, Seek First
WLOF-FM
Buffalo, New York “Brain Death”—Enemy of Life and Truth (Page 20)

Gordon Marino, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Philosophy, Director, Hong/Kierkegaard Library, St. Olaf College
Northfield, Minnesota

Honorable Bob Marshall
Member, Virginia House of Delegates—13th District
Manassas, Virginia

Curtis Martin
President, Fellowship of Catholic University Students
Greeley, Colorado

Fr. Paul Marx, O.S.B., Ph.D.
Founder, Human Life International
Founder, Population Research Institute
Collegeville, Minnesota

Satou Masahiko
Journalist
Sapporo, Japan

Kouji Matsumoto
Editor, INOCHI Journal
Kobe, Japan

Maria Cristina Mattioli
Judge, 15th Circuit Federal Labor Court
Campinas, Brazil

Fr. Daniel Maurer, C.J.D.
Canons Regular of Jesus the Lord
Vladivostok, Russia

Hermengild J. Mayunga
Executive Director, Care of the Needy
Mwanza, Tanzania

Msgr. John F. McCarthy, J.C.D., S.T.D.
Editor, Living Tradition
Director General, The Society of the Oblates of Wisdom
Eastman, Wisconsin

John McCarthy, Q.C.
President, St. Thomas More Society
Sydney, Australia

Kathleen B. McCormick
Newport, Kentucky

Dr. Patricia McEwen
Ministry Coordinator, Life Coalition International
Melbourne Florida

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Patricia McKeever B.Ed. M.Th.
Editor, Catholic Truth
Kilsyth, Scotland

Teresa McKenna, M.D., FRCA, FRCP(C)
Anesthetist
Markham, Ontario. Canada

Daphne McLeod
Chairman, Ecclesia et Pontifice
Great Bookham, England

Fr. James McLucas
Editor in Chief, The Latin Mass
Ramsey, New Jersey

Jay McNally
Trustee, Call to Holiness
Managing Editor, Credo
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Philip D. McNeely, M.D.
Family Practice Physician
Lincoln, Nebraska

Mary S. Meade, Esq. *
Executive Director, The Natural Law Center
Falls Church, Virginia

Walter Menz
Attorney at Law
Porto Alegre, Brazil

The Rt. Rev. Robert W.S. Mercer, CR
Diocesan Bishop, Anglican Catholic Church of Canada
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Clare McGrath Merkle
Editor, The Cross and the Veil
St. Clement’s Bay, Maryland

Fr. Daniel Meynen
Author
Host, Homily Service
Jambes, Belgium

Niamh Nic Mhathuna
Chairwoman, Mother and Child Campaign, Youth Defence
Dublin, Ireland

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Daniel Michael
Co-Coordinator, Small Victories, NFP
Highland, Illinois

Mark Miravale, Ph.D., S.T.D.
Professor of Theology, Franciscan University
Steubenville, Ohio

Brian Moccia, RRT
Registered Respiratory Therapist (retired), St. Joseph’s Health Centre
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Charles Molineaux
President, The Brent Society
Arlington, Virginia

Maria Giuliani Monica
San Andrea do Sorbello, Italy

Dr. Orestes P. Monzon
Professor and Chairman, Division of Radiological Sciences, Santo Tomas University Hospital
Manila, Philippines

Fr. James Morrow
Humane Vitae House
Braemar, Scotland

Steven W. Mosher
President, Population Research Institute
Front Royal, Virginia

Judge Joseph Moylan
Omaha, Nebraska

Antonio Agostino Mura
Pisa, Italy

Katsutoyo Nakagawa
Kastsushika-ku, Japan

Nerina Negrello
President, Lega Nazionale Contro la Predazione di Organi e la Morte a cuore Battente
Bergamo, Italy

Dale J. Nelson, M.A., M.S.
Associate Professor of Communication Arts, Mayville State University
Mayville, North Dakota

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Dr. Claude E. Newbury, M.B., B.Ch., D.T. M&H., D.O.H., M.F.G.P.,
D.P.H., D.A., D.C.H., M.Prax. Med.
President, Pro-Life South Africa
Johannesburg, Republic of South Africa

Richard G. Nilges, M.D., FACS
Neurosurgeon
Valparaiso, Indiana

Dr. Peggy Norris, MB Chb, BAO
Chairman, A.L.E.R.T.
Hon. Secretary, Doctors Who Respect Human Life
London, England

Marquis Luigi Coda Nunziante di San Fernando
President, Famiglia Domani
Rome, Italy

Giuseppe Nuzzo
Corporate Legal Representative
Caserta, Italy

David Obeid, M.A.
Co-Founder, Lumen Verum Apologetics
Assistant Editor, Lumen Verum Apologetics
Belfield, Australia

Fr. Denis Edward O’Brien, M.M.
Spiritual Director, American Life League
St. Pius X Church
Dallas, Texas

Matthew B. O’Brien
President, Pro-Life Princeton
Princeton University
Princeton, New Jersey

John O’Connell
Editor, Catholic Faith
San Francisco, California

David S. Oderberg, B.A., L.L.B, D.Phil.
Reader in Philosophy, University of Reading
Reading, England

Yvonne Odero
True Love Waits—Kenya
Nairobi, Kenya

Dr. Charles O’Donnell, MRCP, DA, EDIC, FFAGM
Consultant in Emergency and Intensive Care Medicine
Whipps Cross Hospital
London, England

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Martha Ogburn, R.N., M.S.
Director, Eastern Shore Pregnancy Center
Salisbury, Maryland

Prof. Gabriel A. Ojo
Ile-Ife, Nigeria

Ruth D. Oliver, M.D., FRCP(C)
Psychiatrist
Surrey, British Columbia, Canada

Dolores Orlando
Lecture Series Director, Defend Life
Baltimore, Maryland

Jean-Francois Orsini, TOP, Ph.D., KHS
President, St. Antoninus Institute
Washington, DC

Mary Jane Owen, M.S.W., TOP
Executive Director, National Catholic Office for Persons with Disabilities
Washington, DC

John Pacheco
Vice President, Canadian Operations
Catholic Apologetics International
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Frank Padilla
Director, Couples for Christ
Manila, Philippines

Tony C. Palmer, ScD, FRCVS
Veterinary Neurologist
University of Cambridge, England

Terri Palmquist
Tim Palmquist
Founders, Voice for Life
Co-Chairmen, LifeSavers Ministries
Bakersfield, California

Ron Panzer
President, Hospice Patients Alliance
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Eugenio Papotti
Contigliano, Italy

Larry Parsons, M.D.
Family Practice Physician, Board Certified
Omaha, Nebraska

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Fr. Radoslaw Pawlowski, C.M.
Den Hellige Families Kirke and Sankt Hans Kirke
Birkerød, Denmark

Rod Pead
Editor, Christian Order
London, England

Captain (Ret.) Charles J. Pelletier, II
President, Mother and Unborn Baby Care of Northern Texas
Fort Worth, Texas

Mary Patricia Pelletier
Vice President, Raphael (God Heals) of Northern Texas, Inc.
Fort Worth, Texas

Luca Poli, M.D.
Neurologist
Boselga de Pine
Trento, Italy

Michael Potts, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Philosophy
Methodist College
Fayetteville, North Carolina

Mark Power
Olivia Power
Queensland State Presidents, National Association of Catholic Families
Toowomba, Australia

Patrick Quirk, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Law
Bond University
Gold Coast, Australia

Walter Ramm
Director, AKTION LEBEN, e.V.
Absteinach, Germany

Roberta Ranzato
Padua, Italy

Sam Ratcliffe, Ph.D.
Head, Bywaters Special Collection
Hamon Arts Library
Southern Methodist University
Dallas, Texas

Vittoria Ravagli
Editor, Le Voice della Luna
Sasso Marconi, Italy

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Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon
Senior Editor, Touchstone
Chicago, Illinois

Theodore P. Rebard, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Philosophy
University of St. Thomas
Houston, Texas

Adam Redmon
Director, Crossroads
Stafford, Virginia

Fr. Richard J. Rego, S.T.L.
Immaculate Conception Parish
Ajo, Arizona

Marlene Reid
President, Human Life Alliance
St. Paul, Minnesota

Charles E. Rice, LL.M., J.S.D.
Professor Of Law
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, Indiana

Fr. George M. Rinkowski
Toledo, Ohio

Fr. Chad Ripperger, F.S.S.P. Ph.D.
Professor of Moral Theology and Philosophy
St. Gregory the Great Seminary
Seward, Nebraska
Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary
Denton, Nebraska

Maria Luisa Robbiati, M.D.
General Medicine and Specialist in Anesthesia and Resuscitation
Rome, Italy

Gelson Luis Roberto
Clinical Psychologist
Associação Brasileira de Etnopsiquiatria e Psiquiatria Social
Porto Alegre, Brazil

Gilson Luis Roberto, M.D.
Clinical Medicine
Medical Clinic
Porto Alegre, Brazil

Margaret Robinson
Timothy Robinson
Coordinators, Belize Catholic Institute for Human Life
Benque Viejo, Belize

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Fr. Ed Roche, S.O.L.T.
Pastor, Santa Maria de la Esperanza
Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Bonnie Chernin Rogoff
Founder, Jews for Life
New York, New York

Mercedes C. Rohe, R.Ph., B.S.
Retired Pharmacist
Cincinnati, Ohio

Jaqui Rose
Catholic Action Life League
Cape Town, Republic of South Africa

Gerald L. Rowles, Ph.D.
Clinucal Psychologist
Founder and President, Dads Against the Divorce Industry
Johnston, Iowa

Kevin Ryan, Ph.D.
Founder and Director Emeritus, Center for the Advancement of Ethics and Character
Boston University
Boston, Massachusetts

Derek Sakowski,
Seminarian, Pontifical College Josephinum
Columbus, Ohio

Peter W. Salsich, Jr., J.D.
McDonnell Professor of Justice in American Society
Saint Louis University
Saint Louis, Missouri

Pastor Russell E. Saltzman, M.Div.
Editor, Forum Letter
Pastor, Ruskin Heights Lutheran Church
Kansas City, Missouri

Br. John M. Samaha, S.M.
Writer
Retired High School Teacher
Past Officer, Mariological Society of America
Cupertino, California

Arlene Sawicki
Chair, Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women
Co-Director, Vote Life America
Great Barrington, Illinois

Antonio Scacco
Professor, Magistero di Bari
Editorial Director, Rivista Future Shock
Bari, Italy
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Rich Scanlon
Executive Director, Human Life Alliance
St. Paul, Minnesota

Michael A. Scaperlanda, J.D.
Edwards Family Professor of Law
University of Oklahoma
Norman, Oklahoma

Alex Schadenberg
Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Ontario
London, Ontario, Canada

Joseph M. Scheidler
Executive Director, Pro-Life Action League
Chicago, Illinois

Robert J. Schihl, Ph.D.
Catholic Apologist
Professor of Communication
Regent University
Virginia Beach, Virginia

Dr. med. Ingolf Schmid-Tannwald
Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics , Medical School
Universitat Munchen
President, Atze fur das Leben e.V.
Munich, Germany

Walter H. Schneider
Founder, Fathers for Life
Bruderheim, Alberta, Canada

Fr. Scott Seethaler, O.F.M. Cap.
Professional Advisory Board, People Concerned for the Unborn Child
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Elida Seguin, Ph.D.
Professor of Law
Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Pam Seliga
President, Students for Human Life
University of St. Thomas
St. Paul, Minnesota

Michal Semin
Director, The Civic Insitute
Prague, Czech Republic

Mary Senander
Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Dott. Dario Sepe
Specialist in Liver Diseases and Gastroenterology
Università di Roma
Rome, Italy

Giuseppi Sermonti
Profesor Emeritus of Genetics, Universities of Palermo and Perugia
Editor, Rivista di Biologia
Rome, Italy

Rogerio Passos Severo, MA
Professor of Philosophy of Law and Logic
Faculdades Ritter dos Reis
Porto Alegre, Brazil

Dr. John B. Shea, M.B., B.Ch., FRCP(C)
Past President, Toronto Catholic Doctors Guild
Past President, Canadian Chapter of Fellowship of Catholic Scholars
Member of the Board, Catholic Civil Rights League
Associate Editor, Catholic Insight
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Jerome T.Y. Shen, M.D., FAAP
Clinical Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics
St. Louis University School of Medicine
St. Louis, Missouri

Kunihiko Shimamoto
President, Jinrui Aizenkai
Kameoka, Japan

Raimondo Siciliano
High School Teacher
Belluno, Italy

Josephine Siedlecka
Editor, Independent Catholic News
London, England

Saulo Sirena
Attorney at Law
Porto Alegre, Brazil

Fr. Robertas Gedydas Skrinskas
President, Pro Vita
Kauno, Lithuania

Fr. Kenneth M. Slattery, C.M., Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor of Philosophy
St. John’s University
Jamaica, New York

Bernadette Smyth
President, Precious Life
Belfast, Northern Ireland
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Joseph Sobran
Columnist, The Wanderer
Founder and Editor, Sobran’s
Vienna, Virginia

Dick Sobsey
Professor of Educational Psychology
Director, J.P. Das Developmental Disabilities Centre
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Phyllis A. Sower
Attorney at Law
Co-Founder, Our Lady of Guadalupe Academy
Frankfort, Kentucky

Nair Maria Spessatto
Public Officer
Porto Alegre, Brazil

Fr. Ernest G. Spittler, S.J., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Chemistry Emeritus
John Carroll University
University Heights, Ohio

Rev. Paul T. Stallsworth
Editor, Lifewatch
President, Taskforce of United Methodists on Abortion and Sexuality
Morehead City, North Carolina

John P. Stanton
Executive Director, Pro-Life Union of Southeastern Pennsylvania
Oreland, Pennsylvania

Donna Steichen
author
Ojai, California

Peggy Stone
mother of “donor” victim Nicholas, age 9
Founder, Silent Hearts
Darling Point, Australia

Thomas Sulivan
President, St. Michael Media
Hudson, Florida

Robert A. Sungenis, M.A.
President, Catholic Apologetics International
Alexandria, Virginia

Leon J. Suprenant, Jr.
President, Catholics United for Faith
Steubenville, Ohio

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Robert Sutherland
President, Right to Life Association of Thunder Bay and Area
Thunder Bay, Ontario. Canada

Fr. Richard L.B. Sutter, S.S.M.
Web Minister, Anglocatholic Central
Ellicott, Colorado

Thomas S. Taylor
Laurie Balbach Taylor
President, Hope of St. Monica
Milford, Ohio

Fr. Joseph Terra, F.S.S.P.
Chaplain, Latin Mass Community
Sacramento, California

Dr. Pravin Thevatathasan, MRC Psych., MSc.
Consultant Psychiatrist
London, England

Corinne Thomley
President, Illinois Lutherans for Life
Mattoon, Illinois

Msgr. Timothy J. Thorburn
Vicar General, Diocese of Lincoln
Lincoln, Nebraska

Fr. Hugh S. Thwaites, S.J.
Bexhill, England

William J. Tighe, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of History
Muhlenberg College
Allentown, PA

Fr. Stephen Torraco, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Institute for the Study of the Magisterial Teaching of the Church
Associate Professor of Theology
Assumption College
Worcester, Massachusetts

Ugo Tozzini
Civil Engineer
Degree in Religious Science, Pontificia Università della Santa Croce, Rome
Author, Mors tua, Vita mea: Espianto d’organi umani: la morte è un’opinione?
Turin, Italy

Dr. Adrian Treloar, MRCP, MRC Psych.
Consultant and Senior Lecturer in Old Age Psychiatry
Guys, Kings and St. Thomas Hospital
London, England

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Giovanni Turco
Member, Pontifical Roman Academy of St. Thomas Aquinas
Professor of Philosophy
Instituto Universitario Orientale di Napoli
Naples, Italy

Sue Turner, M.Sci.
Troy, Alabama

Bruce Uditsky, M.Ed.
Executive Director, Alberta Association for Community Living
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Masumi Ugajin
Taitu-Ku, Japan

Leslie J. Unruh
Founder and President, National Abstinence Clearinghouse
Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Dr. Cristina Valea
Predident, Pro Vita Medica
Timasoara, Romania

Sr. Paula Vandegaer, S.S.S., L.C.W.S.
Founder, Scholl Institute of Bioethics
President, International Life Services
Los Angeles, California

Gene Edward Veith, Ph.D.
Director, Cranach Institute
Concordia University-Wisconsin
Mequon, Wisconsin

Dr. Josephine Venn-Treloar, MRCGP
General Practioner
London, England

Prof. Guido Vignelli
Director. SOS Ragazzi
Rome, Italy

Angelo Vigorelli, dr. chem.
Castalpusterlengo, Italy

Debra L. Vinnedge
Director, Children of God for Life
Clearwater, Florida

Fr. Kenneth P. Vinsel III
St. Mary’s Anglican Catholic Church
Denver, Colorado

Dr. Paul Vooht
Stevenage Herts, England
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Humprhey Waldock
Barrister
West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Vikki Walton
Writer and Speaker
Board of Directors, Colorado Writers Fellowship
Colorado Springs, Colorado

Dr. Gerald J. Wanjohi
Publisher, WAJIBU: a journal of social and religious concern
Nairobi, Kenya

Fr. Raphael Wanjohi, Ph.D., D. Min.
Professor of Moral Theology and Clinical Psychology
Director, Pro-Life Kenya
Nairobi, Kenya

Matthew Ward
Attorney at Law
Charles Town, West Virginia

Luhra Tivis Warren
Author and Speaker, Christ-Like Ministry
Little Rock, Arkansas

Yoshio Watanabe, M.D., FACC
Professor Emeritus of Medicine, Fujita Health University
Consultant Cardiologist, Chiba Tokushu-kai Hospital
Funabashi, Japan

Dean Weber, C.P.A.
Cincinnati, Ohio

Germaine Wensley, R.N., B.S.
Immediate Past President, California Nurses for Ethical Standards
Los Angeles, California

Juli Loesch Wiley
Founder, Prolifers for Survival
Johnson City, Tennessee

Richard G. Wilkins, J.D.
Professor of Law, J. Rueben Clark Law School
Managing Director, World Family Policy Center
Brigham Young University
Provo, Utah

Kieron Wood
Special Advisor, Latin Mass Society of Ireland
Barrister at Law
Dublin, Ireland

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Thomas E. Woods, Jr., Ph.D.
Associate Editor, The Latin Mass
Intructor of History
Suffolk Community College
Brentwood, New York

Laverne Wormley
President, California Lutherans for Life
Chatham, California

Pam Yaksich
High School Principal
Omaha, Nebraska

John Spencer Yantiss
Founder and President, LifeAffirm
Helena, Alabama

Masafumi Yashida
Graduate Student
Suginami-ku, Japan

Francis Young
Centre for Thomistic Studies
Sydney, Australia

Robert V. Young, Ph.D.
Professor of English
Director of Graduate Programs, Department of English
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, North Carolina

John W.S. Yun, M.D., FRCP(C)
Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology
Richmond Health Science Centre
Richmond, British Columbia, Canada

Fiorenzo Zanette, M.D.
Treviso, Italy

Mary Lynn Ziegler, MSW, LCSW-C
Founder, De Marillac Center
Emmitsburg, Maryland

5 Respostas to ““Morte encefálica” — Inimiga da Vida e da Verdade – Declaração internacional em oposição à “morte encefálica” e ao transplante de órgãos vitais únicos”

  1. “Brain Death” — Enemy of Life and Truth « Biodireito Medicina - www.biodireito-medicina.com.br Says:

    […] No link abaixo está a tradução desta declaração para o português com uma introdução que foi veiculada no ano de 2000: https://biodireitomedicina.wordpress.com/2009/01/22/declaracao-internacional-em-oposicao-a-morte-ence… […]


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