Registration now open for V Pro-Life World Congress

The Organizing Committee for the V Prolife World Congress has announced the opening of registration for this important event, to be held in San José, Costa Rica from October 28 to 30, 2011. Past Congresses were held in Madrid (2003), Lima (2005), Mexico (2007), and Saragossa (2009). The activity will be held at the Universidad Latina in Costa Rica’s capital city.

Confirmed speakers include Dr. Thomas Hilgers, inventor of Naprotecnology (treatment for sterility that does not present the ethical problems with in vitro fertilization); Dr. Felipe Vizcarrondo, pediatrics and masters in Bioethics; Lic. Adolfo Castañeda, Director of Educational Issues of Humana Life International who is a moral theologian, master in Dogmatic Theology; Mons. Ignacio Carrasco de Paula, President of the Pontifical Academy for Life and author of numerous articles on bioethics, medical ethics, and legal medicine; Dr. Jorge Scala, Juris doctor, author of numerous books and; Terrence McKeegan, J.D, Juris doctor, in charge of weekly publication Friday-Fax and Vice-president of C-Fam organization.

The Congress will include subjects such as “The dignity of the human person and his ontological dimension”; “An integral vision of human sexuality”; “Gender ideology as power tool”, among others. The case of Mexico regarding the legalization of abortion and that of Costa Rica with regards to the demand before the Interamerican Court of Human Rights for the legalization of in vitro fertilization will be discussed.

As affirmed by Alejandro Leal, doctor in Human Genetics, professor of Bioethics and President of the Congress, “this space will be for Costa Rica and for all participating countries an occasion for the exchange of experiences and of intense learning”.

For more detailed information, go the web page of the Congress www.costarica2011.org.

Teresa Collett

Teresa Stanton Collett is a professor at the University of St. Thomas School of Law in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where she teaches bioethics, property law, and constitutional law. A nationally prominent speaker and scholar, she is active in attempts to rebuild the Culture of Life and protect the institutions of marriage and family. She often represents groups of state legislators, the Catholic Medical Association, and the Christian Medical and Dental Association in appellate case related to medical-legal matters. She represented the governors of Minnesota and North Dakota before the U.S. Supreme Court as amici curiae regarding the effectiveness of those states’ parental involvement laws. She has served as special attorney general for Oklahoma and Kansas related to legislation designed to protect the well-being of minors and unborn children. She is an elected member of the American Law Institute and has testified before committees of the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittees on the Constitution, as well as numerous legislative committees in the states.