Bioethics press synthesis

Legalising medically assisted reproduction for all women would lead to a paternity desert

22 October 2018

At a time when "medically assisted reproduction for all women" is hotly debated, child psychiatrists and psychoanalysts Christian Flavigny...

Decision No. 129 of the French National Consultative Ethics Committee (CCNE): Monsignor Aupetit responds

22 October 2018

"The real question is, what is human dignity? " Monsignor Aupetit, Archbishop of Paris, has "predictably" welcomed the decision of the...

Down syndrome: an additional 22 million dollars released for research in the US

22 October 2018

In the US, the National Institute of Health (NIH) has just granted additional funding to the tune of 22.2 million dollars to boost research...

Council of State decision: Reserving medically assisted reproduction for heterosexual couples is not deemed discriminatory

22 October 2018

Faced this summer with a priority issue of constitutionality, the French Council of State has just made a decision that "voids one of the...

Abortion conscience clause? To revoke it would be unconstitutional

22 October 2018

Whilst Senator Laurence Rossignol calls for suppression of the conscience clause claimed by health professionals refusing to carry out...

Divorced father says that his son is "missing a mother"

22 October 2018

Jérôme, 46, is divorced and father to seven-year-old Arsène. He has "tried to be both mother and father to his son" but "at times he feels...

€900 compensation for purely unselfish egg donation?

22 October 2018

Egg donors are paid too much in the Netherlands with up to €900 compensation per "donation". Ethicists at University Medical Centre Utrecht...

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-...

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...

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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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