A US county court has rejected a wrongful birth case lodged by a same-sex couple who were mistakenly given sperm from a black donor.
A gay couple are fighting for the right to take their newborn out of Thailand.
The French senate has rejected a bill that would legalise ‘deep sedation’.
US policy analysts are questioning how authorities should deal with the hundreds of thousands that have been abandoned or have a disputed legal status.
The Arnhem Court of Appeal has cleared a 74-year-old Dutch man who helped his mother commit suicide
A Virginia 'sperm donor' has been granted custody of his genetic child after deciding he wanted to be a father.
A South African judge has defended a ruling he made in favor of assisted suicide.
Renown academic and presidential advisor Nita Farahany recently spoke with BioEdge about neuroscience and the law.
On Thursday a South African court ruled that a 65-year-old man should be allowed to undergo assisted suicide.
A New York State judge has ordered Stony Brook University to justify its detention of two chimpanzees.
The argument about non-human personhood has surfaced once again – this time in a New York State Supreme Court.
Oscar Pistorius has been told that disability is not a defence. He has been cleared of murder, but may be given a lengthy sentence for manslaughter.
A child-custody battle between actor Jason Patric and ex-girlfriend Danielle Schrieber has highlighted significant deficiencies in Californian IVF law.
What if we could erase our own memories? This scenario has largely remained within the realm of science fiction (consider films like Total Recall and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind). A new article in the Journal of Medical Ethics takes it as a serious possibility, and offers a novel legal perspective on the ethics of memory alteration.
Urologist and Dying with Dignity Victoria vice-president Dr. Robert Syme has publicly admitted to giving nembutal to man dying from cancer.
The debate over neuroscience in the courtroom continues. The latest word the discussion comes from Nita Farahany - a member of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues.
The landmark Baby M case -- a messy affair in which a surrogate refused to give away her parental rights to the child she carried -- swung an international spotlight on surrogate mothers' rights in New Jersey.
Following up on a BioEdge story from last year, a woman whose child was born through posthumous conception was denied survivor benefits, in a US Supreme Court decision on Monday.
An Israeli Health Ministry committee has made some radical recommendations about fertility and birth policies last week, including allowing gay men to use a surrogate mother to conceive a child.
A group of Hawaii doctors is offering to write prescriptions for terminally ill patients in order to test whether physician-assisted suicide is permitted under state law, American Medical News reports.
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