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 Tue, 23 Apr 2019 17:35:23 +0000 Tue, 23 Apr 2019 17:35:23 +0000 info@christian.org.uk (The Christian Institute) 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/
Opt-out organ donation to become law in England https://www.christian.org.uk/news/opt-out-organ-donation-to-become-law-in-england/ Plans to change the rules on organ donation in England have passed the final stage in Parliament.

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Wed, 27 Feb 2019 17:41:45 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/opt-out-organ-donation-to-become-law-in-england/
Tanni Grey-Thompson says assisted suicide law 'protects vulnerable' https://www.christian.org.uk/news/tanni-grey-thompson-says-assisted-suicide-law-protects-vulnerable/ Peer and Paralympic legend Tanni Grey-Thompson has hit out at a recent editorial by The Times on assisted suicide.

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Fri, 15 Feb 2019 14:38:10 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/tanni-grey-thompson-says-assisted-suicide-law-protects-vulnerable/
1,800 docs campaign against 'rigged' assisted suicide poll https://www.christian.org.uk/news/1800-docs-campaign-against-rigged-assisted-suicide-poll/ Over 1,800 doctors and medics have signed a letter opposing the Royal College of Physicians’ (RCP) change of stance on assisted suicide.

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Wed, 13 Feb 2019 14:15:17 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/1800-docs-campaign-against-rigged-assisted-suicide-poll/
‘Don’t legalise commercial surrogacy’, says bioethicist https://www.christian.org.uk/news/dont-legalise-commercial-surrogacy-says-bioethicist/ Parliament should never countenance the legalisation of commercial surrogacy, a leading bioethicist has said.

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Mon, 04 Feb 2019 14:29:31 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/dont-legalise-commercial-surrogacy-says-bioethicist/
Assisted suicide survey 'rigged' by pro-euthanasia activists https://www.christian.org.uk/news/assisted-suicide-survey-rigged-by-pro-euthanasia-activists/ A survey due to be conducted by the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) on assisted suicide has been called “a sham”.

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Thu, 31 Jan 2019 16:01:11 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/assisted-suicide-survey-rigged-by-pro-euthanasia-activists/
Surrogate mum refuses demand to abort baby with heart defect https://www.christian.org.uk/news/surrogate-mum-refuses-demand-to-abort-baby-with-heart-defect/ A surrogate mother from Texas refused to abort a baby with a heart defect in the face of demands from its biological parents.

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Fri, 11 Jan 2019 09:21:49 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/surrogate-mum-refuses-demand-to-abort-baby-with-heart-defect/
‘Opt-in’ organ donors hits record high in Scotland https://www.christian.org.uk/news/opt-in-organ-donors-hits-record-high-in-scotland/ The number of people on the organ donor register in Scotland is higher than it has ever been, new figures show.

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Fri, 04 Jan 2019 15:10:36 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/opt-in-organ-donors-hits-record-high-in-scotland/
Chinese gene-edited babies experiment ‘irresponsible and unethical’ https://www.christian.org.uk/news/chinese-gene-edited-babies-experiment-irresponsible-and-unethical/ A Chinese scientist has been strongly criticised after announcing the birth of twin girls whose genes he edited while they were embryos.

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Tue, 04 Dec 2018 14:40:56 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/chinese-gene-edited-babies-experiment-irresponsible-and-unethical/
Canada hospital shows euthanasia ads in urgent care waiting room https://www.christian.org.uk/news/canada-hospital-shows-euthanasia-ads-in-urgent-care-waiting-room/ A hospital in Ontario, Canada, is being criticised for advertising euthanasia in its urgent care waiting room.

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Fri, 30 Nov 2018 10:20:38 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/canada-hospital-shows-euthanasia-ads-in-urgent-care-waiting-room/
New embryo tests could screen out unborn with low IQ https://www.christian.org.uk/news/new-embryo-tests-could-screen-out-unborn-with-low-iq/ A new method to identify embryos with a severely low IQ means that parents using IVF treatment may soon be able to choose their child’s intelligence.

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Thu, 29 Nov 2018 13:02:09 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/new-embryo-tests-could-screen-out-unborn-with-low-iq/
Opt-out organ donation ‘seriously flawed’ warns bioethicist https://www.christian.org.uk/news/opt-out-organ-donation-seriously-flawed-warns-bioethicist/ Plans to increase the number of organ donations by switching to an opt-out system are flawed, a senior bioethicist has said.

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Tue, 20 Nov 2018 16:37:38 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/opt-out-organ-donation-seriously-flawed-warns-bioethicist/
Assisted suicide widow refuses to back campaign to change the law https://www.christian.org.uk/news/assisted-suicide-widow-refuses-to-back-campaign-to-change-the-law/ A widow and mother is refusing to become an advocate for assisted suicide because of the traumatic “after-effects on the family and friends left behind”.

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Mon, 19 Nov 2018 16:13:10 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/assisted-suicide-widow-refuses-to-back-campaign-to-change-the-law/