bioethics folders

Abortion - Medical termination of Pregnancy(MTP)


Bioethics press synthesis

"How can an act that suppresses an innocent and helpless life that is germinating be therapeutic, civil or even simply human? "

26 October 2018

During the general audience on Wednesday, 10 October, Pope Francis "did not mince his words on abortion". He discussed the subject by reflecting on the...

Contraceptive implant migrates to the lungs and becomes life-threatening

26 October 2018

A contraceptive implant migrated from the arm to the lungs. For this young woman from Franche-Comté, the implant was a "modern" method of contraception that...

Paralysed in left arm at the age of 20 following removal of contraceptive implant

26 October 2018

Priscilla aged 20 has been paralysed in her left arm since her contraceptive implant was removed. "We don't know who or what to blame—the implant or the...

Belgian MPs remove abortion from the penal code

22 October 2018

In Belgium, following months of debate both in Parliament and civil society, a decision was taken yesterday to revise the 1990 Lallemand-Michielsens abortion...


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