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Pro-life charity criticises decision to allow UK scientists to genetically modify human embryos
Last edited 2nd February 2016

A pro-life charity has condemned a decision by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) to allow British scientists to genetically modify human embryos. The decision means that the Francis Crick Institute in London could begin experiments next month, only the second time that such a procedure has been undertaken.

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Judge Rules in Favor of Catholic Hospital that Refuses to Sterilize Women
Last edited 19th January 2016

A California judge recently ruled in favor of a Catholic hospital that refused to sterilize a woman.

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A Tragic Case of Modern Bioethics - Chris Dunn
Last edited 14th January 2016

Under Texas law (the Texas Advance Directives Act of 1999), a hospital medical ethics committee can override a patient's or a family’s wish for continued life-sustaining care. Note the term “life-sustaining.” The Chris Dunn case was not about unusually aggressive treatment done in a futile effort to achieve a cure. This was about providing the care necessary to sustain the life of this terminally ill patient until he inevitably died. In this instance, the essential elements of that care were a feeding tube and a ventilator (i.e., breathing apparatus).

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More than Two Million Embryos Destroyed in the UK since 1990
Last edited 27th July 2015

More than two million embryos have been destroyed in the United Kingdom in the past 25 years, according to the latest Government statistics.

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How Surrogacy Preys on Poor Women
Last edited 26th July 2015

Women from a poor demographic have become an increasing interest in the multi-billion dollar surrogate industry, with most mothers being forced or coerced into volunteering as a surrogate.

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Sue's story - Tangled Webs UK
Last edited 2nd July 2015

Tangled webs is a group challenging donor-conception practices in the UK and internationally.

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The Anonymous Us Project
Last edited 2nd July 2015

The Anonymous Us Project is a safety zone for real and honest insights regarding third party reproduction (sperm & egg donation, and surrogacy). We aim to share the experiences of voluntary and involuntary participants in these new reproductive technologies, while preserving the dignity and privacy for story-tellers and their loved ones. All stories are contributed anonymously because “anonymity in reproduction hides the truth, but anonymity in story-telling helps reveal the truth.

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International Campaign Hopes to Stop Surrogacy Now
Last edited 3rd June 2015

Wombs for rent... Babies for sale if the price is right. It's a trend that's becoming more popular. Usually the customer is wealthy and the woman bearing the newborn is not. Jennifer Lahl is the President of The Center for Bioethics & Culture. She's also part of the Stop Surrogacy Now Campaign. She has produced three documentaries on surrogacy and its long term effects. At its very core, she says, it's an industry that exploits women and puts their health at risk. Watch this video for more.

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The Search for Perfection - Celebrating World Down Syndrome Day
Last edited 23rd March 2015

World Down Syndrome Day is observed by the UN and celebrated each year on 21st March. The theme for 2015 is on the role of families and their contribution to the lives of individuals with Down syndrome. This provides us with an opportunity to reach out to parents and siblings of children with Down syndrome and to thank them for their profound witness to the value of unconditional love and the right of each one of us to be here.

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Begotten Not Made: A Catholic View Of Reproductive Technology
Last edited 22nd March 2015

It is quite legitimate, indeed praiseworthy, to try to find ways to overcome infertility. The problem causes great pain and anguish for many married couples. Since children are a wonderful gift of marriage, it is a good thing to try to overcome the obstacles which prevent children from being conceived and born.

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