Care for Europe
CARE for Europe is an NGO, and EU lobby arm of the charity CARE – Christian Action Research and Education.
Alliance Vita was created in 1993 by Christine Boutin of the Christian political party “Force Vie” and became famous for its happenings against same-sex marriage. The organisation uses anynymous sites to pass along its anti-choice and anti-LGBT rights messages. Controversy arrose when its anti-choice abortion “counselling” site IVG.net was uncovered by media in France. The organisation has also been accused of trying to teach teenager than using contraception is a semi-murder and of having links with the Opus Dei (1).
Paul Moynan: Director
He also runs a private ecommerce consultancy: Moynan consulting. Stated: “This is not a slippery slope, but a rapid avalanche by this culture of death. As Christians, we should be the first to recognise that it is not for us to decide when we die; and so in every country we should fight any attempt to weaken laws that protect life.“ (2)
Links with other organisations: Care for Europe is a registered member of COATNET (Christian Organisations against the Trafficking of Women) and Stop the Traffik. Campaigned for the One of Us citizen initiative that aimed at forbidding the financing of all activities (including stem cell research) that could lead to the destruction of embryos.
Key statement: “If it [euthanasia] is ‘routinized’(…) would there not be a risk that it develops from being a ‘right to die’ to becoming a ‘duty to die’, especially for those only being kept alive by the benefit of expensive medical treatment in an age of restricted budgets?” (3)
Legal existence: Yes. Registered in Belgium as an AISBL/IVZW (International Non-Profit Organisation) – Tax number: BE 0465.296.132
Financing: 90% comes from donations, 10% comes from contributions to joint activities. Revenue: 182,155 Euro (2012-2013)..
EU Accreditation: Yes. Number: 53978806567-10
Contact: 205/14 Rue Belliard, Brussels 1040 – [email protected]