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  • BioEdge: Thailand moves to ban surrogacy
    based lawyer who helped draft the new surrogacy law told Deutsche Welle that surrogacy as such will not be banned Firstly it prohibits a doctor or surrogacy clinic from performing a surrogacy for commercial purposes Secondly no one is allowed to establish or operate a surrogacy agency for commercial purposes Thirdly no one can publish any advertisement about surrogacy for any purpose either commercial or non commercial As for the parenthood issue the bill determines that if certain conditions are met the intended couple will be considered the parents of the child even if the intended parents pass away before the birth of the child No one knows how this will affect the increasing demand world wide for surrogate mothers Both India and Thailand have recently banned international commercial surrogacy A few other countries Russia Ukraine Belarus Georgia Armenia and the US permit it However the number of countries with ideal conditions for commercial surrogacy enabling legislation high quality medical care and desperately poor women is shrinking fast MORE ON THESE TOPICS commercial surrogacy surrogacy Thailand This article is published by Michael Cook and BioEdge under a Creative Commons licence You may republish it or translate it free of charge

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/thailand_moves_to_ban_surrogacy/11105 (2016-02-18)
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  • BioEdge: European court allows “vegetative” patient to be starved to death
    supporter of the parents released a video which purported to show Vincent responding to his mother s voice Doctors were outraged His former doctor said that this proved nothing These patients in a vegetative state react to their environments but it is a vegetative response he said This video is an attack on his dignity and his right to privacy it s manipulative and plays on people s emotions In 2013 a lower court allowed doctors to discontinue treatment Lambert lasted 31 days without food and very little water before a judge ruled that this breached his right to life The present judgement overturns this ruling Euthanasia is currently illegal in France but the court reasoned that withdrawing life sustaining treatment was not directly causing his death and that therefore this could not be regarded as euthanasia Twelve of the judges in the ECHR voted to allow Lambert to be starved to death However there were five who strongly dissented They pointed out that he is not brain dead can breath on his own without a life support machine can digest food is not in pain and is not in a terminal situation What is the overriding reason in the circumstances of the present case justifying the State in not intervening to protect life Is it because the person is of no further use or importance to society indeed is no longer a person and has only biological life They concluded In 2010 to mark its 50th anniversary the Court accepted the title of The Conscience of Europe when publishing a book with that very title We regret that the Court has with this judgment forfeited the above mentioned title According to the European Centre for Law and Justice tens of thousands of other patients in Europe are in the

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/european-court-allows-vegetative-patient-to-be-starved-to-death/11483 (2016-02-18)
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  • BioEdge: the latest news and articles about bioethics
    need to rename persistent vegetative state Jared Yee 17 December 2011 Comments tags minimal consciousness vegetative state Do we need to change the name of persistent vegetative state Drug wakes those who are near death Jared Yee 10 December 2011 Comments tags minimal consciousness US vegetative state A gripping feature about the mysteries of the human brain and parental love appeared in the New York Times recently Patients in vegetative state are often misdiagnosed study Jared Yee 12 November 2011 Comments tags research vegetative state Patients in a vegetative state have intervals of wakefulness but seem to be unaware of themselves or their surroundings a Lancet study has found Detecting hidden consciousness in vegetative state patients Jared Yee 09 September 2011 Comments tags Canada PVS US vegetative state Some patients previously thought to be unconscious are in fact aware of themselves and their surroundings according to Dr Adrian Owen of the University of Western Ontario The dead more alive than the vegetative Jared Yee 02 September 2011 Comments tags PVS Terri Schiavo vegetative state It has been easy to tell between the living and the dead However modern medicine has created a new option persistent vegetative state PVS Back from

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/tag/vegetative+state (2016-02-18)
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  • France debates deep sleep (passive euthanasia) bill
    titrated such that there would be no chance of the patient regaining consciousness Life sustaining treatment such as artificial nutrition and hydration may also be withdrawn Pro life groups have criticised the proposed legislation claiming it would authorize a passive form of euthanasia In an open letter published in Le Monde on Monday leaders from France s three major monotheistic religions Christianity Islam and Judaism described the bill as a threat to human dignity We are launching a joint appeal anxious and pressing that this possible new law will not in any way violate this basic principle all human life must be respected particularly at the moment when it is most fragile But pro euthanasia advocates believe the bill does not go far enough Everyone says there is no suffering but nobody has ever been in that position near death said Jean Luc Romero head of the Right to Die in Dignity association MORE ON THESE TOPICS euthanasia France palliative sedation passive euthanasia withdrawal of life support This article is published by Xavier Symons and BioEdge under a Creative Commons licence You may republish it or translate it free of charge with attribution for non commercial purposes following these guidelines

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/france_divided_over_deep_sleep_bill/11367 (2016-02-18)
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  • BioEdge: the latest news and articles about bioethics
    life really be treated as normal medical practice in the Netherlands ask three Dutch authors in the Journal of Medical Ethics Although they do not appear to oppose euthanasia they argue that morally problematic aspects inherent to palliative sedation do not get the attention they deserve under current guidelines Search BioEdge Subscribe to BioEdge newsletter Subscribe to BioEdge RSS feed Recent Posts Dutch psychiatric patients may get euthanasia too easily

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/tag/palliative+sedation (2016-02-18)
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  • BioEdge: the latest news and articles about bioethics
    2015 Comments tags action theory biolaw euthanasia withdrawal of life support Is withdrawal of life sustaining treatment killing Life sustaining treatment 2 A family perspective Xavier Symons 31 January 2015 Comments tags euthanasia family life sustaining treatment palliative care withdrawal of life support Families are ambivalent and torn when contemplating the withdrawing life sustaining treatment Parents who await miraculous cures could be torturing their dying children say UK doctors Michael Cook 17 August 2012 Comments tags futile care informed consent withdrawal of life support What should doctors do if deeply religious parents want to keep a child alive at any cost even if the child is suffering and has no chance of survival In a controversial article in the Journal of Medical Ethics two paediatricians and the chaplain of Great Ormond Street in London call for changes in the law Never say die the surgeon s motto Michael Cook 04 August 2012 Comments tags informed consent surgery withdrawal of life support Search BioEdge Subscribe to BioEdge newsletter Subscribe to BioEdge RSS feed Recent Posts Dutch psychiatric patients may get euthanasia too easily says US study 14 Feb 2016 A Dutch report applies the brakes on completed life euthanasia 13 Feb

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/tag/withdrawal+of+life+support (2016-02-18)
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  • BioEdge: French parliament begins debate on euthanasia
    letter arguing against the proposal appeared in Le Figaro this week signed by 23 members of parliament At a time when our country is debating how to live together it is unacceptable to open the door to a right to death which does not come under the law Far from being the ultimate freedom the choice of euthanasia assumes the alienation of the individual to his pain The solution is certainly not to destroy life to eliminate suffering but rather to seek ways to ease pain and to the extent reasonably possible to protect life MORE ON THESE TOPICS euthanasia France This article is published by Michael Cook and BioEdge under a Creative Commons licence You may republish it or translate it free of charge with attribution for non commercial purposes following these guidelines If you teach at a university we ask that your department make a donation Commercial media must contact us for permission and fees Some articles on this site are published under different terms Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus comments powered by Disqus Search BioEdge Subscribe to BioEdge newsletter Subscribe to BioEdge RSS feed MOST READ Dutch psychiatric patients may get euthanasia

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/french_parliament_begins_debate_on_euthanasia/11300 (2016-02-18)
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  • BioEdge: Court orders France to recognise surrogacy children
    of births marriages and deaths the register The children were living in a legal limbo residents of France but not citizens or legally recognised offspring An appeal to the French Court of Cassation in 2011 failed That court ruled that recording the births in the register would give effect to a surrogacy agreement that was null and void on public policy grounds under the French Civil Code This is a great relief declared one of the fathers Dominique Menesson after the judgement and called on French authorities not to appeal against it The lawyer for the two couples has claimed that 2 000 children are in the same situation as his clients children The case may have broader implications If children of overseas surrogate mothers will automatically become French citizens it will be easier for gay couples to create families Dean Hutchinson a lawyer for Circle Surrogacy an international agency which specialises in gay clients observed Countries that are members of the European Court of Human Rights must recognize the parentage of parents who have a genetic connection to their children born through surrogacy abroad as this is in the best interests of the child Our analysis of the case shows that as long as at least one parent has a genetic connection to the child the authorities must recognize parentage and grant citizenship even if the country does not allow surrogacy This is a blessing to intended parents from countries like France Italy Spain and Germany that do not recognize surrogacy and have placed impediments to parents returning home with children born through surrogacy MORE ON THESE TOPICS ECHR France gay parenting surrogacy This article is published by Michael Cook and BioEdge under a Creative Commons licence You may republish it or translate it free of charge with attribution

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/court_orders_france_to_recognise_surrogacy_children/11044 (2016-02-18)
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