Bioethics press synthesis

A constitutional "right to abortion" in Kansas?

13 May 2019

Last Friday, the highest court in Kansas deduced a “right to abortion” from the State Constitution According to the court, the “equal...

U.S.: Alabama criminalizes abortion, Oklahoma forced to extend its time limits for medical abortion

13 May 2019

Alabama's House of Representatives voted 74 to 3 on Tuesday to pass a bill that would make abortion a Class A felony, which carries a...

Donald Trump defends the right of conscientious objection for all health care workers

13 May 2019

“Just today we finalized new protections of conscience rights for physicians, pharmacists, nurses, teachers, students and faith-based...

An American arrested for surrogacy scam

13 May 2019

A federal criminal complaint has been filed against 37-year-old Grégory Blosser, from Florida, in connection with his business activities...

Pig-human chimeras: a clinical trial announced in Japan

13 May 2019

The researcher Hiromitsu Nakauchi has announced that an experiment is starting in Japan to culture a human pancreas in pigs. This statement...

An autonomous surgical robot in a beating heart

13 May 2019

The latest innovation by researchers at Boston Children's Hospital is an autonomous robot navigating through pig hearts. This autonomous...

Towards new regenerative therapies to create in-vivo blood vessels?

13 May 2019

Faced with the permanent shortage of organ donors, researchers are looking into alternatives. 3D-bioprinting "to build fully functional...

Egg freezing to compensate for Scotland’s falling birth rate?

13 May 2019

In response to declining fertility rates in Scotland, the Conservatives have asked the government to consider "freezing oocytes" [1] for...

The United Kingdom: presumed consent to organ donation will not apply to genitals

13 May 2019

The United Kingdom has recently adopted the presumed consent system for organ donation (see  United Kingdom and Scotland introduce...

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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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