Bioethics press synthesis

U.S. judges authorize grandparents to have descendants of their deceased son

11 June 2019

The Supreme Court has ruled that the parents of the cadet who accidentally died in February are authorized to resort to surrogacy to get a...

U.S.: Reproductive fraud soon to be penalized as "sexual assault" in Texas

11 June 2019

Texas has just passed a law expanding the definition of sexual assault to include reproductive fraud. Fertility fraud involves both...

Nevada expands the conditions for abortion, Vermont seeks to make it a "fundamental right"

11 June 2019

In the state of Nevada, “self-induced abortion is punishable by up to 10 years in prison”. After a second review, lawmakers have just...

The Pope has addressed healthcare workers: any "medical intervention on human beings" must be evaluated in terms of respect for "life and human dignity"

11 June 2019

Pope Francis today addressed some 300 members of the Italian Catholic Association of Healthcare Workers at the Vatican. The Holy Father...

Vincent Lambert: lawyers ask for his transfer to a specialized unit

11 June 2019

"Vincent is fine. Vincent is not at the end of his life", said his mother Viviane after leaving the hospital on Tuesday once his nutrition...

Foetuses treated as ‘medical waste’ in Hong Kong

11 June 2019

Babies born in Hong Kong before the age of twenty-four weeks are treated as "medical waste": they are "incinerated and then thrown...

Oocyte freezing gives women no guarantee

11 June 2019

As the trend towards late motherhood continues, more and more women are considering oocyte freezing as insurance against age-related...

Vincent Lambert: what place do disabled people have in our societies?

11 June 2019

"The Lambert case is not about the end-of-life debate but rather the place of disabled people in our societies". It raises an issue to...

Uterine transplant: two babies born in Germany

11 June 2019

Two babies were born following uterine transplants at Tübingen University Hospital in Germany: one in March and the other in May. Both...

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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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