Bioethics press synthesis

Barcelona: adoption of abandoned embryos

19 October 2018

In Spain, when parents who have had access to medically assisted reproduction do not use their embryos, the law authorises reproduction...

Faster access to abortion in Ireland

19 October 2018

Last week, the Irish President enacted the law on the legalisation of abortion in Ireland following the referendum (see: Ireland:...

United States: paraplegic walks a few metres with electric stimulation

19 October 2018

Having been paralysed in the legs from the age of four, a young man in the United States has just taken a few steps thanks to electrical...

United States: aborted foetuses used to create chimeric mice

19 October 2018

During the summer, the US prolife network revealed an FDA contract[1] in the United States to purchase tissue from aborted human foetuses...

Emmanuel Sapin: "Let's stay true to the perspective of the treated human. Ignore the concept of the augmented human"

19 October 2018

On the occasion of the publication of Decision 129 by the French National Consultative Ethics Committee (CCNE), Professor Emmanuel Sapin,...

India: child trafficking following theft of sperm and egg samples

19 October 2018

In Delhi, a child-trafficking gang linked to a surrogacy centre stole sperm and egg samples from an IFV centre. This centre then sold the...

Uterus transplants pose the same ethical problems as surrogacy

19 October 2018

A researcher at Linköping University in Sweden[1] has studied the ethical aspects of uterine transplantation, and concludes that this...

"It's not enough to want a child, because there's more to it than paying 400 euros to conceive"

19 October 2018

Jean-Christophe Parisot, Ministerial Delegate for Employment and the Integration of Individuals with Disabilities, has published an article...

Medically Assisted Reproduction: Illegal insemination in France

19 October 2018

Although illegal, doctors are already offering patients the option to undergo artificial insemination.   Sarah is gay and has an 8-...

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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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