Bioethics press synthesis

Sorting embryos according to their IQ?

10 December 2018

The companies Genomic Prediction and MyOme have come up with two new pre-implantation diagnosis "options". Pre-implantation diagnosis or...

In England, baby's ventilator is turned off without parental consent. NHS pays compensation

10 December 2018

A British couple have just won a legal battle against the NHS in relation to their new-born baby who died in 2012. According to staff at...

Ohio: draft bill to ban abortion of foetuses with detectable heartbeats

10 December 2018

The Ohio House of Representatives has adopted a bill banning abortions as soon as a foetal heartbeat is detected. The decision was passed...

Disappearance of anonymity in biological parentage – and anonymous delivery?

10 December 2018

A review of the bioethics law challenges sperm donor anonymity "which could be removed" for two reasons: the international commitments...

Genetic tests readily available - woman left devastated following removal of uterus and breasts in error

10 December 2018

"There's no solution to this. I can't have my organs back", explains a 36-year-old American woman in desperation. She "no longer has a...

Mississippi: the ban on abortion after 15 weeks is unconstitutional according to federal judge

10 December 2018

Abortion will no longer be banned after 15 weeks in Mississippi. The law was revoked on Tuesday by a federal judge. He held that such a law...

Will the ban on aborting babies with Down syndrome in Indiana be upheld?

10 December 2018

Nineteen US states are calling for the US Supreme Court to uphold the abortion ban for Down syndrome in Indiana.   This 2016 law has...

Vincent Lambert is not in a situation of unreasonable obstinacy. Will he be transferred?

10 December 2018

Experts appointed by the courts have drawn their conclusions. They initially deemed that the 42-year-old male nurse was in an "irreversible...

Contraceptive pill: European Medicines Agency demands warnings about the risk of depression and suicide

10 December 2018

The European Medicines Agency is calling for a change in the package leaflet of hormonal contraceptive pills to "warn of the risks of...

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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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