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Belgium: should the penal code be lifted for abortion? Not exactly an impartial question

09 May 2018

Two days before the March for Life, the question of abortion and the civil code is still being raised: why? Carine Brochier from the European Institute of Bioethics (EIB) explains with Gènéthique...

Stopping medical abortion with progesterone is effective and safe for the child

26 April 2018

Between 2012 and 2016, a study was conducted in the United States on women who had changed their minds about having an abortion after taking mifepristone (RU-486), and before taking misoprostol,...

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...

The human embryo: a person or a cluster of cells?

22 March 2018

The human embryo: a person or a cluster of cells? To be or not to be, that truly is the question when dozens of human embryo research protocols are authorised by the Biomedicine Agency. Because the...

End of life: "I beg you, let live those who have so much more to give!"

22 March 2018

On Wednesday, Le Monde published an article in which 156 MPs call on the government to legislate on euthanasia and assisted suicide before the end of 2018. Béatrix Paillot is a geriatric doctor who...

Out goes the soul, in comes the gene?

19 March 2018

Our ancestors revered the soul as the principle of the body's animation. The last few decades have seen a host of fascinating discoveries leading to a better understanding of the way our cells work...

Argentina: President Macri opens debate on abortion, in a country highly divided over such issues

13 March 2018

In response to demands from feminist groups lobbying for “free, safe legal abortion since 2005”, President of Argentina Mauricio Macri, though personally opposed to abortion, announced that Congress...

Marianne Durano: "And what if we let life surprise us?"

09 March 2018

In her recently published book, "Mon corps ne vous appartient pas"(My body doesn't belong to you)[1], Marianne Durano tells "the story of dispossession and the account of a reconquest"—that of a...


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