Visiting Italian woman forced to have C-section in UK
Xavier Symons | 07 December 2013 |
Shocking details surfaced this week of an Italian woman who had her baby forcibly delivered whilst visiting the UK
Retiring head of UK fertility watchdog warns of IVF pain
Michael Cook | 01 November 2013 |
The retiring head of the UK's fertility watchdog has painted a bleak picture of the world of IVF in a column in the BBC
Politicians denounce three-parent embryos as “eugenic”
Michael Cook | 12 October 2013 |
Opponents of the UK’s plans to legalise “three-parent embryos” have not given up.
UK bioethicists promoting a second wave of eugenics
Michael Cook | 14 September 2013 |
Eugenics is alive and well in British academia.
British prosecutor declines to lay charges for sex-selective abortions
Michael Cook | 14 September 2013 |
England's Crown Prosecution Service has decided not to bring to trial doctors who agreed to do illegal sex-selective abortions.
UK wife and son arrested for arranging visit to Dignitas clinic for husband
Michael Cook | 31 August 2013 |
A 65-year-old woman from Chichester and her 25-year-old son were arrested recently on suspicion of arranging a trip to Zurich for the woman’s 71-year-old husband.
Falconer assisted suicide bill is unsafe, say British Lords
Michael Cook | 03 August 2013 |
A British group called Living and Dying Well, composed mostly of members of the House of Lords has produced a stern rebuttal of claims that assisted suicide is safe.
The poetry of organ donation
Michael Cook | 13 July 2013 |
National Transplant Week 2013 is drawing to a close in the United Kingdom -- here is a video and a poem.
Don’t the Royals have a right to genetic privacy, too?
Michael Cook | 29 June 2013 |
The London Times splashed the genetic heritage of Prince Harry and Prince William across their front page recently.
Who succeeds to the British throne if the queen is a lesbian?
Michael Cook | 16 March 2013 |
In a debate in the House of Lords over ensuring that a first-born daughter of the Duke of Cambridge could become queen, a peer asked what would happen if England’s queen were a lesbian.
UK opens inquiry into abortion of disabled children
Xavier Symons | 22 February 2013 |
The UK parliament has begun a controversial new inquiry into abortion on the grounds of disability.
UK Down syndrome woman protected from sterilization
Xavier.Symons | 22 February 2013 |
There is a growing push for greater rights for Down syndrome people – in particular that they be fully protected from forced sterilisation. A landmark ruling by a UK court may have brought this goal one step closer.
UK report examines catastrophic failure at government hospital
Michael Cook | 16 February 2013 |
Doctors, nurses, politicians, bureaucrats, patients and the public, in short, everyone in the UK, have been stunned by the results of two inquiries into dreadful conditions at a hospital in the Midlands.
UK’s High Court to investigate do-not-resuscitate orders
Michael Cook | 11 November 2012 |
The UK’s High Court is to hold a full judicial review of do-not-resuscitate orders in February.
Legal adventures 2: gay sperm donor hit for child support 13 years later
Michael Cook | 03 November 2012 |
A gay man in the UK has been startled to learn that he will have to pay child support for two children he fathered – 13 years after the first child was born.
UK govt agrees to investigate “death pathway”
Michael Cook | 27 October 2012 |
Pressure from the British media has forced an investigation into the controversial Liverpool Care Pathway
“A major evolutionary leap for women”: celebrity sperm donation in UK
Michael Cook | 20 October 2012 |
Yesterday a British entrepreneur launched a celebrity sperm donor service.
3-person embryo consultation launched in UK
Michael Cook | 22 September 2012 |
The UK’s fertility watchdog has launched a public consultation on the ethics of IVF-based techniques designed to avoid serious mitochondrial diseases.
Tony Nicklinson dies of natural causes
Michael Cook | 24 August 2012 |
Only a few days after his plea for euthanasia was denied by England’s High Court, locked-in patient Tony Nicklinson has died of natural causes. His family issued his last Tweet: “Goodbye world, the time has come. I had some fun.”
Euthanasia denied to two paralyzed British men
Michael Cook | 17 August 2012 |
Two British severely paralyzed men have lost a High Court case to allow doctors to end their lives without fear of prosecution.