Bioethics press synthesis

For the new Spanish Deputy Prime Minister, surrogacy is "the latest utilization of women’s bodies"

12 July 2018

In an interview in the daily newspaper, El País, on 12 June, the new Deputy Prime Minister, Carmen Calvo, announced a strong and clear-cut...

For Pope Francis, the abortion of sick foetuses is eugenics in "white gloves"

12 July 2018

Addressing members of family associations on Saturday, 16 June, Pope Francis made a plea to families, urging them to welcome every child "...

South-East Asia - a real reproduction supply chain for Chinese couples

12 July 2018

Increasing numbers of Chinese people are "ordering their IVF" in South-East Asian countries, especially Thailand, Malaysia and Cambodia....

Malta: Changes to the Embryo Protection Act adopted by Parliament

12 July 2018

Amendments to the Embryo Protection Act were adopted yesterday in Malta. Each change was fiercely debated, opinions being divided between...

Surrogacy: According to Catherine Dolto, it's "full steam ahead to suffering and disease..."

12 July 2018

"Organising the abandonment of a child for commercial reasons is a barbaric practice that is pushing humanity to the brink of oblivion". As...

Australia: Brisbane Supreme Court gives young woman right to use dead boyfriend’s sperm

12 July 2018

In Australia, the Brisbane Supreme Court issued a decision on Wednesday granting one woman, Ayla Cresswell, the right to use her dead...

Surrogacy industry in India: donors are poor and have no other way to earn money

12 July 2018

Most egg donors in India are poor and the money they earn from selling their eggs is much higher than any other option they have to make...

Belgium: Many abortions do not meet legal conditions

12 July 2018

As Belgium is considering fully legalising abortion, experts are being heard in parliament. Their input has raised questions: several of...

English doctor euthanised patients for years with impunity

12 July 2018

In Hampshire, Dr Jane Baron took “the liberty of ‘routinely’ prescribing opiates (diamorphine, the technical term for heroin) beyond reason...

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Gènéthique informs you

Abortion in Poland: misleading statements of the Council of Europe's Commissioner for Human Rights

06 April 2018

On Friday, the Council of Europe's Commissioner for Human Rights, Nils Muiznieks, threatened Poland that the potential adoption of its draft bill against eugenic abortion would violate the country's human rights' commitments[1].   This is not the first time that Mr. Muiznieks has advocated abortion.   However, on closer examination, his threat seems exaggerated for the most...

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