November Archive


22 November 2014 | Link
tags: ethics of war, Syria, targeting doctors, warfare
The situation of civilians under siege by the Assad regime in Syria is even worse than under ISIS, they claim.

22 November 2014 | Link
tags: surrogacy, UK
"When we announced we're actually having three babies of our own our families were stunned but overjoyed"

22 November 2014 | Link
tags: Egypt, female genital mutilation
The first doctor to be tried in Egypt for performing female genital mutilation has been acquitted.

22 November 2014 | Link
tags: Julian Savulescu, Peter Singer, utilitarianism
Nothing has done more to tarnish the prestige of utilitarianism in recent years than academic interest in trolley-ology.

22 November 2014 | Link
tags: egg freezing, fertility, IVF
Perhaps egg freezing doctors have learned from Antarctic explorer Shackleton that highlighting dangers may not discourage clients.

Xavier Symons | 22 November 2014 | Link
tags: Catholic bioethics, euthanasia, human ecology, Pope Francis
Pope Francis has condemned euthanasia, calling it “a sin against God the creator”.

Xavier Symons | 22 November 2014 | Link
tags: euthanasia, mental illness
An Australian academic recently argued that denying euthanasia to the mentally ill could be a form of unjust discrimination.

Xavier Symons | 22 November 2014 | Link
tags: conscientious objection, force-feeding, Guantanamo Bay, professional conduct
A US Navy nurse may be prosecuted after refusing to force-feed prisoners in Guantanamo Bay.

Xavier Symons | 22 November 2014 | Link
tags: transhumanism, utopianism
Whatever you think of transhumanism, one thing is quite certain: the transhumanist movement is alive, healthy and growing.

15 November 2014 | Link
tags: England, euthanasia, terminal sedation
How illegal are euthanasia and assisted suicide in England?

15 November 2014 | Link
tags: assisted suicide, Australia, euthanasia, Philip Nitschke
The courtroom battle would make a great film.

15 November 2014 | Link
tags: assisted suicide, Switzerland
The Swiss canton of Neuchâtel has voted to force government-funded nursing homes to allow representatives of assisted suicide groups to advertise their services.

15 November 2014 | Link
tags: assisted suicide, euthanasia, Switzerland
Here is a video which is essential viewing for anyone interested in how Swiss assisted suicide groups work.

15 November 2014 | Link
tags: Belgium, euthanasia
Early in November a conference at St Mary’s University, London, brought together experts to discuss future directions.

15 November 2014 | Link
tags: fatherhood, IVF, sperm donation
Has sperm donation made the status of fathers obsolete? Several items popped up in the media this week which give different answers.



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