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

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

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

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

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

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

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

15 Nov 2014 |
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.

9 Nov 2014 |
tags: abortion, personhood, USA
Less dramatic and less reported was the effect of the election on the controversial issue of abortion.

9 Nov 2014 |
tags: assisted suicide, Oregon
On the scheduled day.

9 Nov 2014 |
tags: stem cells, three-parent embryos
A noble goal, but there are too many unanswered questions.

9 Nov 2014 |
tags: abortion, Chile
Chile is a natural experiment because abortion was legal there from 1931 to 1989, when it was banned.

9 Nov 2014 |
tags: Belgium, euthanasia
A Belgian psychiatrist who sexually abused a patient who subsequently sought euthanasia has been deregistered.

9 Nov 2014 |
tags: eugenics
After hibernating for 60 years, eugenics is making a comeback, both in academic and popular spheres.

9 Nov 2014 |
tags:
A tragic case in England has highlighted the contested status of unborn children.

9 Nov 2014 |
tags: assisted suicide, Oregon
Did Brittany Maynard die freely and without coercion of any kind?

2 Nov 2014 |
tags: Ebola, public health, quarantine
An American nurse recently returned from Liberia has vowed to defy government quarantine measures as authorities seek legal authority to forcibly isolate her.

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