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, 25 Apr 2018 16:27:13 +0000 Wed, 25 Apr 2018 16:27:13 +0000 info@christian.org.uk (The Christian Institute) Fresh calls for assisted suicide to be introduced in Scotland http://www.christian.org.uk/news/fresh-calls-assisted-suicide-introduced-scotland/ A disability charity has called on politicians to promote life, rather than death, as the Scottish Parliament once again considers assisted suicide.

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Tue, 24 Apr 2018 14:23:46 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/fresh-calls-assisted-suicide-introduced-scotland/
Church leaders: Vulnerable in danger from assisted suicide http://www.christian.org.uk/news/church-leaders-vulnerable-danger-assisted-suicide/ Legalising assisted suicide in Guernsey would be dangerous for everyone on the island, church leaders say, and politicians should instead focus on caring for the vulnerable.

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Thu, 19 Apr 2018 13:29:16 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/church-leaders-vulnerable-danger-assisted-suicide/
Organ donations reach record high – under current ‘opt-in’ system http://www.christian.org.uk/news/organ-donations-reach-record-high-current-opt-system/ More people than ever before donated organs in the UK last year, new figures have revealed.

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Tue, 10 Apr 2018 15:08:14 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/organ-donations-reach-record-high-current-opt-system/
Doctors ‘thrilled’ with results of remarkable MS adult stem cell trial http://www.christian.org.uk/news/doctors-thrilled-results-remarkable-ms-adult-stem-cell-trial/ Adult stem cell treatment has dramatically improved the lives of people with Multiple Sclerosis (MS).

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Tue, 20 Mar 2018 13:56:35 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/doctors-thrilled-results-remarkable-ms-adult-stem-cell-trial/
Organ donation ‘gift’ could be undermined, critics warn http://www.christian.org.uk/news/organ-donation-gift-undermined-critics-warn/ A ‘presumed consent’ system for organ donation would damage the principle of transplantation being a gift, and may fail to raise donation rates, concerned observers are saying.

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Tue, 27 Feb 2018 11:00:48 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/organ-donation-gift-undermined-critics-warn/
Arguments against assisted suicide being swept under rug http://www.christian.org.uk/news/arguments-assisted-suicide-swept-rug/ Evidence against the legalisation of assisted suicide is being disregarded by activists seeking to change the law, experts say.

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Tue, 20 Feb 2018 12:03:38 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/arguments-assisted-suicide-swept-rug/
NHS experts cautious over ‘opt-out’ organ donation plan http://www.christian.org.uk/news/nhs-experts-cautious-opt-organ-donation-plan/ Government plans to introduce ‘presumed consent’ organ donation will not necessarily result in more donors, NHS experts say.

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Fri, 16 Feb 2018 09:39:40 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/nhs-experts-cautious-opt-organ-donation-plan/
Conscientious objection rights 'vital for medics’ http://www.christian.org.uk/news/conscientious-objection-rights-vital-medics/ Medical professionals who conscientiously object to participating in abortions need better legal protection, said the midwife whose pro-life stand led to a high-profile legal case.

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Tue, 13 Feb 2018 14:04:15 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/conscientious-objection-rights-vital-medics/
‘Pro-life medics must have conscientious objection rights’ http://www.christian.org.uk/news/pro-life-medics-must-conscientious-objection-rights/ A Bill designed to afford better protections for medical professionals who conscientiously object to abortion has passed its second reading in the House of Lords.

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Mon, 29 Jan 2018 16:51:16 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/pro-life-medics-must-conscientious-objection-rights/
‘Designer baby’ warning as model bids to select sex of next child http://www.christian.org.uk/news/designer-baby-warning-model-bids-select-sex-next-child/ Model Danielle Lloyd says she wants to choose the sex of her next child, but a Christian doctor has said children should not be treated as commodities.

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Fri, 26 Jan 2018 08:15:27 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/designer-baby-warning-model-bids-select-sex-next-child/
'Society can turn against abortion, just like it rejected the slave trade' http://www.christian.org.uk/news/society-can-turn-abortion-just-like-rejected-slave-trade/ Advocates for unborn children need the compassion, resilience and ingenuity of 19th century anti-slavery campaigners to succeed in their 21st century work, a writer and journalist has said.

Keep on reading: 'Society can turn against abortion, just like it rejected the slave trade'

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Thu, 25 Jan 2018 16:08:59 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/society-can-turn-abortion-just-like-rejected-slave-trade/
'Current laws against assisted suicide protect us from rogue medics' http://www.christian.org.uk/news/current-laws-assisted-suicide-protect-us-rogue-medics/ Britain’s laws preventing assisted suicide help to save people from “rogue healthcare professionals” who kill their vulnerable patients, a leading medical ethics expert has told The Christian Institute.

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Wed, 24 Jan 2018 11:08:44 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/current-laws-assisted-suicide-protect-us-rogue-medics/
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/