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 Fri, 18 Aug 2017 15:25:47 +0000 Fri, 18 Aug 2017 15:25:47 +0000 info@christian.org.uk (The Christian Institute) 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/
Conscience rights hit by proposed pharmacy rules, Institute warns http://www.christian.org.uk/news/conscience-rights-hit-proposed-pharmacy-rules-institute-warns/ Conscience protections for pharmacists would be diluted by draft proposals, The Christian Institute has warned.

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Fri, 10 Mar 2017 15:15:44 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/conscience-rights-hit-proposed-pharmacy-rules-institute-warns/
'Discuss God with dying patients', NHS told http://www.christian.org.uk/news/discuss-god-dying-patients-nhs-told/ Doctors and nurses will be encouraged to ask dying patients about their ‘religious preferences’ – under new guidance for the NHS.

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Fri, 03 Mar 2017 16:20:48 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/discuss-god-dying-patients-nhs-told/
Pharmacy plans are ‘unethical and unnecessary’ http://www.christian.org.uk/news/pharmacy-plans-unethical-unnecessary/ Plans which could force Christian pharmacists to go against their conscience are ‘unethical and unnecessary’, a medical ethics expert has warned.

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Fri, 24 Feb 2017 11:55:51 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/pharmacy-plans-unethical-unnecessary/
'Irresponsible' US scientists back human gene editing http://www.christian.org.uk/news/irresponsible-us-scientists-back-human-gene-editing/ Calls for the genetic editing of human beings by top scientific institutions in the United States have been labelled ‘irresponsible’ by an ethics watchdog.

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Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:18:22 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/irresponsible-us-scientists-back-human-gene-editing/
Pharmacy plans afford Christians no equality http://www.christian.org.uk/news/pharmacy-plans-afford-christians-no-equality/ Plans to drop a conscience clause for pharmacists discriminate against Christians, a prominent pro-life campaigner has said.

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Wed, 15 Feb 2017 16:30:45 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/pharmacy-plans-afford-christians-no-equality/
'The baby I lost at 23 weeks must be officially recognised' http://www.christian.org.uk/news/baby-i-lost-23-weeks-must-officially-recognised/ A mother who had a miscarriage at 23 weeks is fighting to have her baby’s life recognised by the state.

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Tue, 07 Feb 2017 12:04:23 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/baby-i-lost-23-weeks-must-officially-recognised/
‘We’re happy’ say locked-in patients in tech breakthrough http://www.christian.org.uk/news/happy-say-locked-patients-tech-breakthrough/ During testing, the non-invasive device, which monitors blood oxygen levels in the brain, detected the answers to simple ‘yes’ or ‘no’ questions with 70 per cent accuracy.

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Fri, 03 Feb 2017 08:30:19 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/happy-say-locked-patients-tech-breakthrough/