The Christian Institute - Medical Ethics News https://www.christian.org.uk/news/medical-ethics The latest medical ethics news posts from The Christian Institute en-us Sun, 25 Aug 2019 14:00:04 +0000 Sun, 25 Aug 2019 14:00:04 +0000 info@christian.org.uk (The Christian Institute) ‘Suicide is a tragedy, unless someone is disabled’, MPs warned https://www.christian.org.uk/news/suicide-is-a-tragedy-unless-someone-is-disabled-mps-warned/ MPs were yesterday warned that if assisted suicide is legalised, disabled people will be made to feel their lives are not worth living.

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Fri, 05 Jul 2019 14:45:16 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/suicide-is-a-tragedy-unless-someone-is-disabled-mps-warned/
Over 1,000 New Zealand docs stand up against euthanasia Bill https://www.christian.org.uk/news/over-1000-new-zealand-docs-stand-up-against-euthanasia-bill/ More than 1,000 New Zealand doctors have signed an open letter opposing proposals to legalise euthanasia.

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Tue, 02 Jul 2019 15:21:36 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/over-1000-new-zealand-docs-stand-up-against-euthanasia-bill/
GPs to be consulted on ending assisted suicide opposition https://www.christian.org.uk/news/gps-to-be-consulted-on-ending-assisted-suicide-opposition/ The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) is to consult its membership on whether it should end its opposition to assisted suicide.

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Wed, 26 Jun 2019 10:09:08 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/gps-to-be-consulted-on-ending-assisted-suicide-opposition/
NHS criticises gay men who deliberately break blood donation rules https://www.christian.org.uk/news/nhs-criticises-gay-men-who-deliberately-break-blood-donation-rules/ “Blood donation exists for patients, not for blood donors”, the NHS has warned after it emerged some men who have sex with men are knowingly flouting safety rules.

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Fri, 21 Jun 2019 14:15:49 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/nhs-criticises-gay-men-who-deliberately-break-blood-donation-rules/
Abortion giant tears into conscience protections for pharmacists https://www.christian.org.uk/news/abortion-giant-tears-into-conscience-protections-for-pharmacists/ A major British abortion provider has claimed it is “impossible to overstate” the significance of one pharmacist conscientiously objecting to selling the morning-after pill.

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Thu, 20 Jun 2019 15:57:31 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/abortion-giant-tears-into-conscience-protections-for-pharmacists/
Chinese gene-editing experiment ‘dangerous’ https://www.christian.org.uk/news/chinese-gene-editing-experiment-dangerous/ Gene-edited twin babies may have been altered in a way which will make them more likely to die young, new research suggests.

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Thu, 13 Jun 2019 11:52:00 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/chinese-gene-editing-experiment-dangerous/
'Opt-out' organ donation Bill passed in Scotland https://www.christian.org.uk/news/opt-out-organ-donation-bill-passed-in-scotland/ Scottish politicians yesterday backed legislation to change the law on organ donation, meaning citizens will be presumed to consent to the procedure.

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Wed, 12 Jun 2019 15:13:10 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/opt-out-organ-donation-bill-passed-in-scotland/
Revealed: ‘Learning disabilities’ given as reason to not resuscitate 19 patients https://www.christian.org.uk/news/revealed-learning-disabilities-given-as-reason-to-not-resuscitate-19-patients/ The Sunday Times has revealed that 19 hospital patients who later died were given Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) orders because they had learning disabilities or Down’s syndrome.

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Mon, 03 Jun 2019 15:31:58 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/revealed-learning-disabilities-given-as-reason-to-not-resuscitate-19-patients/
World's smallest baby home from hospital https://www.christian.org.uk/news/worlds-smallest-baby-home-from-hospital/ The world’s smallest baby has returned home after defeating all odds.

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Fri, 31 May 2019 11:39:12 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/worlds-smallest-baby-home-from-hospital/
Trump 'conscience rule' challenged by abortion activists https://www.christian.org.uk/news/trump-conscience-rule-challenged-by-abortion-activists/ President Trump has issued a final ‘conscience rule’ protecting medical staff who disagree with issues such as abortion and assisted suicide on ethical grounds.

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Thu, 23 May 2019 14:02:44 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/trump-conscience-rule-challenged-by-abortion-activists/
Mother speaks after 28 years of 'minimal consciousness' https://www.christian.org.uk/news/hopeless-woman-wakes-from-28-year-coma/ A woman from the United Arab Emirates has spoken to her son after 28 years of limited awareness, astounding doctors who said she was “a hopeless case”.

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Thu, 25 Apr 2019 11:18:01 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/hopeless-woman-wakes-from-28-year-coma/
Former Supreme Court judge: Assisted suicide law there 'to be broken' https://www.christian.org.uk/news/former-supreme-court-judge-assisted-suicide-law-there-to-be-broken/ A former Supreme Court judge has said it is acceptable for people to break the law on assisted suicide.

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Wed, 24 Apr 2019 12:08:55 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/former-supreme-court-judge-assisted-suicide-law-there-to-be-broken/
NHS gender clinic performing 'live experiment' on children https://www.christian.org.uk/news/nhs-gender-clinic-performing-live-experiment-on-children/ Five former staff members at an NHS gender clinic for children are warning that young people are receiving unnecessary and damaging hormone treatment.

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Fri, 12 Apr 2019 14:27:31 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/nhs-gender-clinic-performing-live-experiment-on-children/
MSPs: Society should prevent suicide, not assist it https://www.christian.org.uk/news/msps-society-should-prevent-suicide-not-assist-it/ Legalising assisted suicide in Scotland would have a “damaging effect on society” a group of cross-party MSPs have warned.

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Fri, 12 Apr 2019 12:32:08 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/msps-society-should-prevent-suicide-not-assist-it/
RCP ethics chief resigns over its support for assisted suicide https://www.christian.org.uk/news/rcp-ethics-chief-resigns-over-support-for-assisted-suicide/ The Chairman of the Royal College of Physicians’ (RCP) ethics committee has resigned in protest at the College ending its long-standing opposition to assisted suicide.

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Tue, 09 Apr 2019 09:00:15 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/rcp-ethics-chief-resigns-over-support-for-assisted-suicide/
Opt-out organ donation in Scotland risks scandal https://www.christian.org.uk/news/opt-out-organ-donation-in-scotland-risks-scandal/ Scottish doctors say the Government’s new opt-out organ donation system fails to highlight people’s freedom to opt out.

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Thu, 04 Apr 2019 10:38:40 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/opt-out-organ-donation-in-scotland-risks-scandal/
RCP assisted suicide poll outcome 'nonsensical' and 'politically motivated' https://www.christian.org.uk/news/rcp-assisted-suicide-poll-outcome-nonsensical-and-politically-motivated/ The Royal College of Physicians’ (RCP) decision to end its opposition to assisted suicide has come under fire in a series of letters to The Times.

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Wed, 27 Mar 2019 16:28:33 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/rcp-assisted-suicide-poll-outcome-nonsensical-and-politically-motivated/
Motor neurone patient: 'My life has hope, joy and meaning' https://www.christian.org.uk/news/motor-neurone-patient-my-life-has-hope-joy-and-meaning/ A man with motor neurone disease (MND) has described a life of ‘hope, joy and meaning’ despite the difficulties of living with the condition.

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Tue, 19 Mar 2019 14:30:12 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/motor-neurone-patient-my-life-has-hope-joy-and-meaning/
'Hidden' study reveals devastating effects of puberty blockers https://www.christian.org.uk/news/hidden-study-reveals-devastating-effects-of-puberty-blockers/ The NHS’s only specialised gender clinic for children has been accused of hiding bad results about its use of experimental puberty blockers on teenagers.

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Tue, 12 Mar 2019 09:51:45 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/hidden-study-reveals-devastating-effects-of-puberty-blockers/
Columnist: Encourage organ donation, but don’t use law to force people https://www.christian.org.uk/news/columnist-encourage-organ-donation-but-dont-use-law-to-force-people/ Organ donation should be encouraged as an altruistic gift rather than an automatic right of the State, a newspaper columnist has warned.

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Thu, 07 Mar 2019 12:16:36 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/columnist-encourage-organ-donation-but-dont-use-law-to-force-people/