Bioethics press synthesis

Lawmakers authorize Missouri to continue practising abortions until 4 June

17 June 2019

In Missouri, the abortion licence of the Saint-Louis Clinic, the only state clinic to perform abortions, was extended by the Court from 31 May to 4 June. The renewal of this licence shall remain...

Foetal tissue research: U.S. to limit public funding

17 June 2019

The U.S. Department of Health announced yesterday that it will stop “all medical research in federal centres on tissues collected from aborted foetuses”. “Promoting the dignity of human life from...

U.S.: natural birth control methods better recognized by health authorities

17 June 2019

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the leading U.S. federal agency for public health protection, recently changed its information on natural birth control methods on their website...

U.S.: State of Washington legalizes the composting of humans

17 June 2019

With 3.6 million estimated deaths per year by 2037, “1 million more than in 2015”, the United States is growing concerned about the availability of cemetery space. And one state, Washington, has...

GMO babies: shorter life expectancy?

17 June 2019

The two GMO babies born in China following He Jiankui's experiments have a risk of early mortality; so concludes a study published on Monday in the journal Nature Medicine [1]. Last November,...

A young woman in Montreal had an abortion and wanted to keep the child

17 June 2019

A young Canadian woman went to have an abortion at the Centre Intégré Universitaire de Santé et de Services Sociaux (CIUSSS – integrated university centre for health and social services), in the...

GMO babies: ban maintained in the United States

17 June 2019

Although a committee voted last month to lift the ban on genetic modification of embryos intended for pregnancy and birth, the American Congress has in the end decided to maintain it. "While some...

In a coma, she woke up just before she was switched off

17 June 2019

The doctors considered that there was no possibility of improvement and her two children, aged 22 and 23, were confronted with the painful obligation of having to choose between "keeping their mother...

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