Bioethics press synthesis

United States: sales of human foetal tissue banned

07 January 2019

A U.S. government order has suspended all purchases of foetal tissue for research purposes. The ban took effect in September, with no...

Post-transplant cancer: the family of a deceased patient requests further testing

07 January 2019

"We were told that he could develop cancer further down the line because his immune system was so suppressed, which we accepted, but we...

New Zealand: a majority opposes assisted suicide

07 January 2019

In New Zealand, a third attempt to legalize euthanasia is underway through a bill proposed by Act Party leader David Seymour. A...

Euthanasia, the first resort against suffering in Quebec?

07 January 2019

A study published in the Journal of Medical Ethics shows that euthanasia in Quebec, called "Medical Aid in Dying", is sometimes applied...

Declared brain dead, a British newborn defies all odds

07 January 2019

A little boy declared brain dead at birth has "defied all odds", and is now 15 months old.   Kaleb Crook, a British boy, suffered...

Abortion in the United Kingdom: alarming figures

07 January 2019

Nearly 200,000 abortions were performed in England and Wales in 2017, according to the Ministry of Health, which publishes these figures...

A woman convicted for non-compliance with a custody order after a the donor changes his mind

07 January 2019

A woman, married to another woman, was sentenced on 5 December by the Caen court to a four month suspended prison term with a two-year...

USA: 20 million dollars to find alternatives to the use of human foetuses for research

07 January 2019

The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH)[1] announced that it will allocate $20 million over two years to research alternatives to...

GMO babies: a mutation that could "have serious disadvantages"

07 January 2019

In late November, He Jiankui announced that twins had been born with a gene that he had edited to make them resistant to infection with HIV...

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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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