Bioethics press synthesis

Jewish Agency offers loans to staff seeking surrogacy abroad

18 March 2019

The Jewish Agency for Israel is now the first public institution in Israel to help employees finance surrogacy services abroad. The loan is valued at approximately $11,000.   Gay men...

An American man sues abortion clinic for the death of his unborn foetus, recognized as co-plaintiff

18 March 2019

In Alabama, a judge has allowed a man to sue an abortion clinic on behalf of his unborn foetus. This judge's decision, a first, is based on the law of "individual identity", which recognizes legal...

Two new U.S. states pass legislation banning abortion when a foetal heartbeat is detected

18 March 2019

“If a heartbeat is used to determine the end of life, it should be used to establish when life begins," said Republican Congressman Ed Setzler, supporting his bill on Wednesday in the Georgia State...

Funding abortion services in developing countries: Ireland could change its policy

18 March 2019

Last week, the Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar and foreign minister Simon Coveney launched A Better World, a new policy on aid for developing countries. This new plan is intended to guide the...

Record drop in abortions in Quebec

18 March 2019

"The number of abortions in Quebec has reached its lowest level in 20 years". According to the Régie de l’Assurance Maladie du Québec (RAMQ) (Quebec health insurance board), 21,203 women had an...

Organ donation in the United Kingdom: towards instrumentalizing the death of minors?

18 March 2019

On Sunday evening, the UK’s health secretary Matt Hancock appealed for organ donations from young children. Although adult donations have increased by one-fifth since 2004, donations from children "...

Ireland: towards paid abortion leave?

18 March 2019

An Irish MP is calling for full pay for women off work to have an abortion. Most of these women go on sick leave to have their abortions, which is not always paid and "could be a major deterrent to...

The United Kingdom: a national survey on the ethical and practical implications of commercial genetic tests

18 March 2019

At the request of the Nuffield Council on Bioethics, the UK's Science and Technology Committee is launching a national survey to poll British people about commercial genetic tests for the general...


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