Bioethics press synthesis

Arizona - law allocates frozen embryos to the party who chooses to "develop them to birth"

02 August 2018

In the US, the increase in the number of frozen embryos, currently amounting to millions, inevitably leads to disputes surrounding their...

New US Supreme Court Justice nominated

02 August 2018

On Monday evening, US President, Donald Trump, named Brett Kavanaugh as a nominee for Supreme Court Justice. In his televised address,...

Abortion and contraception will not appear in the French Constitution

01 August 2018

The National Assembly has rejected changes from the opposition calling for the inclusion of rights to abortion and contraception in the...

Tenth artificial heart implant for Carmat

01 August 2018

The company Carmat  recently performed an artificial heart implant for its tenth patient (see: Carmat prepares to market its...

Sentenced in France, pharmacist turns to the European Court of Human Rights to defend conscientious objection

01 August 2018

Sentenced in 2016 for refusing to sell an intrauterine device because of the product's potential abortive effects, pharmacist Bruno Pichon...

India - abused surrogate mother presses charges

01 August 2018

A 30-year-old Indian surrogate mother with two children has just pressed charges for rape, blackmail and fraud. The incident dates back to...

IVF in Quebec: below 60% since an end to reimbursement

01 August 2018

With the end of free IVF programmes in Quebec from 2015 onwards[1], demand has fallen by 60% in three years.   In 2014-2015, the...

Euthanasia soaring in Belgium

01 August 2018

In Belgium, the latest report by the Federal Euthanasia Control Commission (CFCEE) was presented to the Chamber on Tuesday. The Commission...

33% of Americans have used or know someone who has used an artificial reproductive technique

01 August 2018

Forty years after the birth of Louise Brown, the first test-tube baby born through IVF, a study carried out by the Pew Research Center...

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Gènéthique informs you

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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