The Christian Institute - Medical Ethics News http://www.christian.org.uk/news/medical-ethics The latest medical ethics news posts from The Christian Institute en-us Wed, 17 Jan 2018 16:18:48 +0000 Wed, 17 Jan 2018 16:18:48 +0000 info@christian.org.uk (The Christian Institute) It’s a 'wonderful' life: boy born at 23 weeks to see first Christmas http://www.christian.org.uk/news/wonderful-life-boy-born-23-weeks-see-first-christmas/ Parents have shared their joy and relief that their baby – born a week before the abortion limit – is alive and well.

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Fri, 22 Dec 2017 14:22:47 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/wonderful-life-boy-born-23-weeks-see-first-christmas/
Top doc: ‘Presumed consent law no use’ http://www.christian.org.uk/news/top-doc-presumed-consent-law-no-use/ Presumed consent is wrong and counterproductive, an NHS psychiatrist and newspaper columnist has said.

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Wed, 20 Dec 2017 16:22:22 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/top-doc-presumed-consent-law-no-use/
Mum speaks out after 22-week-old baby is left to die http://www.christian.org.uk/news/mum-speaks-22-week-old-baby-left-die/ A mother has called for a re-think of medical guidelines after doctors left her baby who was born at 22 weeks to die.

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Wed, 20 Dec 2017 08:19:04 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/mum-speaks-22-week-old-baby-left-die/
Freedom of conscience for Christian medics after climb-down http://www.christian.org.uk/news/freedom-conscience-christian-medics-climb/ Christian doctors and nurses can once again train to work in sexual health without agreeing to provide abortifacient drugs.

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Wed, 13 Dec 2017 16:48:34 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/freedom-conscience-christian-medics-climb/
Organ donation: presumed consent counter-productive http://www.christian.org.uk/news/organ-donation-presumed-consent-counter-productive/ Introducing an opt-out organ donation system in England won’t work, say experts.

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Wed, 13 Dec 2017 16:47:59 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/organ-donation-presumed-consent-counter-productive/
Australian state legalises assisted suicide & euthanasia http://www.christian.org.uk/news/australian-state-legalises-assisted-suicide-euthanasia/ The Australian State of Victoria has legalised assisted suicide and voluntary euthanasia.

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Tue, 05 Dec 2017 16:16:23 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/australian-state-legalises-assisted-suicide-euthanasia/
Baby born at just 21 weeks ‘youngest to survive so far’ http://www.christian.org.uk/news/baby-born-just-21-weeks-youngest-survive-far/ A baby girl born at just 21 weeks and four days is now a flourishing toddler, possibly making her the youngest ever surviving premature baby.

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Fri, 24 Nov 2017 13:03:14 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/baby-born-just-21-weeks-youngest-survive-far/
Child gets entirely new skin in amazing adult stem cell first http://www.christian.org.uk/news/child-gets-entirely-new-skin-amazing-adult-stem-cell-first/ The incredible potential of adult stem cell treatments has once again been demonstrated, this time by a team of scientists in Germany.

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Fri, 10 Nov 2017 12:57:47 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/child-gets-entirely-new-skin-amazing-adult-stem-cell-first/
Pro-life president thrown out by students' union http://www.christian.org.uk/news/pro-life-president-thrown-students-union/ A pro-life student leader at University College Dublin (UCD) has been impeached four months into her term – a move she described as intolerant and regressive.

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Thu, 02 Nov 2017 16:56:53 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/pro-life-president-thrown-students-union/
Opposition to dangerous assisted suicide law grows ahead of Australian vote http://www.christian.org.uk/news/opposition-dangerous-assisted-suicide-law-grows-ahead-australian-vote/ A bid to introduce assisted suicide is facing increasing opposition in an Australian state, ahead of a crucial vote next week.

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Wed, 25 Oct 2017 13:33:14 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/opposition-dangerous-assisted-suicide-law-grows-ahead-australian-vote/
Former transplant chief speaks out against Govt’s organ plans http://www.christian.org.uk/news/former-transplant-chief-speaks-govts-organ-plans/ Professor Chris Rudge, formerly the National Clinical Director for Transplantation, also said changing the system “may take away people’s faith and trust in organ donation”.

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Fri, 13 Oct 2017 14:46:19 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/former-transplant-chief-speaks-govts-organ-plans/
Former US marine fighting cancer rejects assisted suicide http://www.christian.org.uk/news/former-us-marine-fighting-cancer-rejects-assisted-suicide/ A former US Marine who was diagnosed with inoperable brain cancer has spoken out about his fight for life and why he rejects assisted suicide.

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Fri, 13 Oct 2017 14:45:06 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/former-us-marine-fighting-cancer-rejects-assisted-suicide/
'Instead of pushing us into suicide, help us live well' http://www.christian.org.uk/news/instead-pushing-us-suicide-help-us-live-well/ A disabled journalist who describes himself as ‘strongly secular and liberal’ says legalised assisted suicide would put pressure on him to kill himself.

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Thu, 12 Oct 2017 12:47:53 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/instead-pushing-us-suicide-help-us-live-well/
Mother wins campaign to treat premature babies with dignity http://www.christian.org.uk/news/mother-wins-campaign-treat-premature-babies-dignity/ A mother whose son was born at just 22 weeks has won a campaign to have hospitals treat other such children with dignity.

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Tue, 10 Oct 2017 11:15:04 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/mother-wins-campaign-treat-premature-babies-dignity/
Vulnerable protected as judges reject assisted suicide bid http://www.christian.org.uk/news/vulnerable-protected-judges-reject-assisted-suicide-bid/ Vulnerable people will continue to be protected as a result of a High Court ruling on assisted suicide, campaigners say.

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Fri, 06 Oct 2017 14:14:12 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/vulnerable-protected-judges-reject-assisted-suicide-bid/
PM announces plans to overhaul organ donation law http://www.christian.org.uk/news/pm-announces-plans-overhaul-organ-donation-law/ The Prime Minister will seek to implement a ‘presumed consent’ law on organ donation in England.

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Wed, 04 Oct 2017 15:49:30 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/pm-announces-plans-overhaul-organ-donation-law/
Gene-editing pioneer warns about embryo factories http://www.christian.org.uk/news/gene-editing-pioneer-warns-embryo-factories/ The developer of a controversial gene-editing technique fears that embryo “factories” could be set up in the UK, churning out human lives for research.

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Fri, 29 Sep 2017 12:27:18 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/gene-editing-pioneer-warns-embryo-factories/
US doc warned not to market three-parent baby technique http://www.christian.org.uk/news/us-doc-warned-not-market-three-parent-baby-technique/ A New York fertility doctor has been slapped down by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for marketing a controversial three-parent baby technique.

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Wed, 16 Aug 2017 07:34:43 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/us-doc-warned-not-market-three-parent-baby-technique/
Embryo editing technique is 'ethically dubious', fertility expert warns http://www.christian.org.uk/news/embryo-editing-technique-ethically-dubious-fertility-expert-warns/ An embryo editing ‘breakthrough’ is ethically dubious and could have irreversible results if given legal approval, a leading fertility expert has warned.

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Tue, 08 Aug 2017 11:13:06 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/embryo-editing-technique-ethically-dubious-fertility-expert-warns/
Embryo editing ‘breakthrough’ raises spectre of designer babies http://www.christian.org.uk/news/embryo-editing-breakthrough-raises-spectre-designer-babies/ Scientists have raised the spectre of designer babies once again, after researchers successfully removed DNA which causes a heart defect from human embryos for the first time.

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Thu, 03 Aug 2017 15:59:00 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/embryo-editing-breakthrough-raises-spectre-designer-babies/