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40 MPs file a resolution to confirm the principle of banning surrogacy in French law

18 June 2018

On the initiative of Xavier Breton, 40 MPs have filed a draft resolution "calling for a universal ban on surrogacy". The signatories point out that "surrogacy leads to the unacceptable exploitation...

Has the constitutional principle of dignity from which bioethics laws originate come to its end?

11 June 2018

The objective principle of dignity limits and supervises law. However, weakened by the legal evolutions that have let in so many inconsistencies, will this principle still be able to act as a...

Potential authorisation of genetic analyses on the deceased?

14 May 2018

Put forward by Senator Alain Milon on 5 February 2018, a draft bill aimed at authorising genetic analyses on deceased persons" could be examined in a public session on 6 June"[1].  ...

Medically assisted procreation: the child’s welfare and rights in the light of these past years

09 May 2018

L'auteur Grégor Puppinck Grégor Puppinck, docteur en droit, est Directeur du Centre Européen pour le Droit et la Justice (ECLJ-Strasbourg).   Are evolutions in...

Surrogacy: What came out of the Hague conference?

09 May 2018

L'auteur Claire de La Hougue Docteur en droit, Chercheur associé à l'ECLJ   A group of experts from the Hague Conference got together last February to work on an...

Surrogacy - a procedure that could affect the health of the surrogate mother and the child at birth

09 May 2018

A study carried out in California has shown that there are more obstetrical and perinatal complications in the case of surrogacy by IVF than with natural pregnancy. All of the surrogate mothers...

Belgium: should the penal code be lifted for abortion? Not exactly an impartial question

09 May 2018

Two days before the March for Life, the question of abortion and the civil code is still being raised: why? Carine Brochier from the European Institute of Bioethics (EIB) explains with Gènéthique...

Stopping medical abortion with progesterone is effective and safe for the child

26 April 2018

Between 2012 and 2016, a study was conducted in the United States on women who had changed their minds about having an abortion after taking mifepristone (RU-486), and before taking misoprostol,...


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