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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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Time to Take Another Look at the Pill
Last edited 19th March 2015

What oral contraceptives do to women's brains has not been studied adequately.

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Embryos with Three Parents? The Risks are Yet to Come
Last edited 4th February 2015

Despite warnings from religious leaders and scientists, British lawmakers have voted to allow a version of in-vitro fertilisation that uses the DNA of three different people to conceive a baby. “Since this is uncharted territory and the children born from this technology would have heritable genetic changes, there are also significant unknown risks to future generations,” Dr. Paul Knoepfler, an associate professor at the University of California-Davis, told the British newspaper The Telegraph.


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Philip Nitschke Fails to Overturn Suspension from Practicing Medicine
Last edited 7th January 2015

Voluntary euthanasia advocate Philip Nitschke has failed in his appeal to overturn his suspension from practicing medicine, but has vowed to take the fight further.

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