Category Archives: Ethical Issues at the Beginning of Life

The Real Abortion Tragedy

MELBOURNE – In the Dominican Republic last month, a pregnant teenager suffering from leukemia had her chemotherapy delayed, because doctors feared that the treatment could terminate her pregnancy and therefore violate the nation’s strict anti-abortion law. After consultations between doctors, … Continue reading

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Womb transplants could be a reality in Britain within two years: surgeon

The first British womb transplants could be carried out within two years, a surgeon has suggested. more

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Abortion Qualms on Morning-After Pill May Be Unfounded

Labels inside every box of morning-after pills, drugs widely used to prevent pregnancy after sex, say they may work by blocking fertilized eggs from implanting in a woman’s uterus. Respected medical authorities, including the National Institutes of Health and the … Continue reading

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Israel to allow gay men to conceive children via surrogates

A committee appointed by Israel’s Health Ministry has issued groundbreaking recommendations Sunday regarding fertility and birth polices, among them allowing gay men to use a surrogate mother in order to conceive a child. more

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Britons paying up to £25k to buy children from Indian ‘baby factories’

Britons desperate to become parents are fuelling a booming and unregulated surrogacy industry in India provoking serious ethical and legal concerns. more

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‘Twins’ born five years apart

Floren Blake is an “absolute miracle” to her mother, a “feisty little character” to her father, and, at just under two months old, a “twin” to five-year-old brother Reuben. more

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World Lottery to Win a Baby Sparks Controversy in Britain

A new lottery in the U.K. offering contestants the chance to “win a baby” through expensive in-vitro fertilization treatments is causing a stir. more

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Dr Kermit Gosnell ‘killed babies’ at abortion clinic

A Philadelphia doctor performed thousands of illegal late-term abortions and murdered newborns after inducing labour, prosecutors have said. Performing abortions well past the state’s statutory cut-off of 24 weeks, his clinic would induce labour, then killed the babies, the grand … Continue reading

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Vatican official criticises Nobel Prize for IVF pioneer

A Vatican official has criticised the decision to award British IVF pioneer Professor Robert Edwards the Nobel Prize in Medicine, saying the choice was ‘very perplexing’. more

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Caste still an important factor in IVF in India

Cutting-edge medical treatments clash with age-old caste divisions in India’s booming fertility industry, as parents seek donors from the same caste and religion. more

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