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 Sun, 22 Oct 2017 12:45:45 +0000 Sun, 22 Oct 2017 12:45:45 +0000 info@christian.org.uk (The Christian Institute) 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/
Call for assisted suicide in UK criticised by pro-life group http://www.christian.org.uk/news/call-assisted-suicide-uk-criticised-pro-life-group/ A pro-life campaigner has hit out at new calls for assisted suicide to become legal in the UK.

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Thu, 13 Jul 2017 07:22:29 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/call-assisted-suicide-uk-criticised-pro-life-group/
Conscience win for Christian pharmacists http://www.christian.org.uk/news/conscience-win-christian-pharmacists/ Christian pharmacists will remain free to do their jobs in line with their consciences after regulators published new guidance recognising the “positive” role of religion.

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Thu, 22 Jun 2017 17:38:57 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/conscience-win-christian-pharmacists/
Corrie star would consider euthanasia 'for fear of being a burden' http://www.christian.org.uk/news/corrie-star-consider-euthanasia-fear-burden/ Coronation Street’s Claire King has said she would consider euthanasia in later life because she fears becoming a “burden to others”.

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Tue, 13 Jun 2017 14:37:04 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/corrie-star-consider-euthanasia-fear-burden/
Pro-life medics being forced to choose between career or conscience http://www.christian.org.uk/news/pro-life-medics-forced-choose-career-conscience/ Pro-life medics in the US are ‘under attack’, an academic has warned.

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Wed, 24 May 2017 14:19:21 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/pro-life-medics-forced-choose-career-conscience/
‘Lib Dems support abortion’, election spokesman tells BBC http://www.christian.org.uk/news/lib-dems-support-abortion-election-spokesman-tells-bbc/ The Liberal Democrat Party supports abortion and would not seek to change the current law, its election spokesman has said.

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Wed, 17 May 2017 14:15:45 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/lib-dems-support-abortion-election-spokesman-tells-bbc/
Experts slam calls for assisted suicide law change http://www.christian.org.uk/news/experts-slam-calls-assisted-suicide-law-change/ Medical experts and academics have countered new calls for the law on assisted suicide to be changed.

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Thu, 13 Apr 2017 11:37:28 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/experts-slam-calls-assisted-suicide-law-change/
Paralysed man moves arm again in medical breakthrough http://www.christian.org.uk/news/paralysed-man-moves-arm-medical-breakthrough/ Radical new technology has allowed a paralysed man to use his arm again, giving fresh hope to quadriplegics.

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Fri, 31 Mar 2017 10:20:40 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/paralysed-man-moves-arm-medical-breakthrough/
Down’s Syndrome Day 2017: Challenging perceptions http://www.christian.org.uk/news/downs-syndrome-day-2017-challenging-perceptions/ March 21 is World Down’s Syndrome Day, an opportunity to celebrate the lives of people with the condition and those who support them.

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Tue, 21 Mar 2017 16:05:29 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/downs-syndrome-day-2017-challenging-perceptions/
Sex selective abortion: 'Good for mother and child', claims BMA ethics member http://www.christian.org.uk/news/sex-selective-abortion-good-mother-child-claims-bma-ethics-member/ Aborting a child because it is the ‘wrong sex’ could be in the best interests of the child, as well as the mother, according to a Professor who sits on a leading ethics panel.

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Tue, 21 Mar 2017 09:58:54 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/sex-selective-abortion-good-mother-child-claims-bma-ethics-member/
'Public ignored' as watchdog gives three-parent baby licence http://www.christian.org.uk/news/public-ignored-watchdog-gives-three-parent-baby-licence/ The first licence to create three and four-parent babies has been granted by the fertility watchdog, a move criticised as unethical and disrespectful.

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Fri, 17 Mar 2017 16:10:50 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/public-ignored-watchdog-gives-three-parent-baby-licence/