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  • BioEdge: the latest news and articles about bioethics
    this practice are disputed Is prostitution harmful Nope says Journal of Medical Ethics Michael Cook 01 September 2012 Comments tags prostitution utilitarianism 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 2016 Celebrating 15 years of Dutch euthanasia 13 Feb

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/tag/prostitution (2016-02-18)
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  • BioEdge: Netherlands’ first assisted suicide for disability
    not usually sufficient justification for assisted suicide this woman was deemed to be an exceptional case She had recently lost her husband and she had already attempted to commit suicide several times Doctors claim her blindness had a devastating impact on her mental well being She was for example obsessed by cleanliness and could not stand being unable to see spots on her clothes said assisting doctor Lia Bruin Conservative bioethicist Wesley Smith attacked lax euthanasia regulation in the Netherlands Strict conditions Mentally ill people are euthanized Disabled people are euthanized Infants are killed in their cribs based on an unlivable life MORE ON THESE TOPICS disability euthanasia Netherlands 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 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

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/netherlands_first_assisted_suicide_for_disability/10712 (2016-02-18)
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  • BioEdge: Autistic boy “debarked” to prevent screaming
    can now only produce a scream half as loud and his episodes have been reduced by 90 The operation called a thyroplasty is said to be reversible The boy s family are happy with the outcome but others in the autistic community have criticised their decision Some have described it as torture and compared it to debarking a dog Bioethicist Arthur Caplan defended the decision 21st century medicine gave Kade and his family a solution that has already allowed the boy to live a richer life and the solution can be reversed at any time That seems to me to be cause for celebration not condemnation However an autism rights activist told Salon that the operation was profoundly unethical There is a long history of family members and providers viewing these behaviors as strictly a medical phenomenon and not recognizing they re important for communication To violate a person s bodily autonomy and damage their ability to communicate to serve the convenience of the caregiver is nothing short of horrific MORE ON THESE TOPICS disability informed consent This article is published by Xavier Symons and BioEdge under a Creative Commons licence You may republish it or translate it free of

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/autistic_boy_debarked_to_prevent_screaming/10703 (2016-02-18)
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  • BioEdge: UK commission calls for action on abortion of disabled
    birth to make it equal to the upper limit for able bodied babies or repealing Section 1 1 d the discriminatory section altogether Many of the report s recommendations aim to prevent the law from being applied to children with minor defects It appears that some children have been aborted simply for having a cleft palate or clubfoot The commission also called for greater support of couples who wish to continue with their pregnancy there is a need for consistent balanced information trained counsellors increasing awareness of palliative care for newborns and comprehensive support from the medical profession whatever the parents decision about their pregnancy Disability rights campaigner Mike Sullivan of Saving Downs was delighted Repealing that law would be the abolition of eugenic abortions against our people he said But pro choice lobby groups have criticised the accuracy and objectivity of the report British group Education for Choice complained about inadequate documentation and inappropriate use of emotive language MORE ON THESE TOPICS abortion disability Down syndrome 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/uk_commission_calls_for_action_on_abortion_of_disabled/10617 (2016-02-18)
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  • BioEdge: Down syndrome therapy now possible, says US researcher
    of principle opens up multiple exciting new avenues for studying the disorder now and brings into the realm of consideration research on the concept of chromosome therapy in the future she says However a cure is still a long way off she says at least ten years away I don t want to get people s hopes up But this is important research Since therapeutic strategies for common chromosomal abnormalities like Down syndrome have received too little attention for too long for the sake of millions of patients and their families across the US and the world we ought to try Dr Lawrence says MORE ON THESE TOPICS disability Down syndrome gene therapy 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

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/down_syndrome_therapy_now_possible_says_us_researcher/10611 (2016-02-18)
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  • BioEdge: the latest news and articles about bioethics
    Progress for gene therapy Jared Yee 14 November 2009 Comments tags gene therapy Hopes for gene therapy rewarded by recent studies 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 2016 Celebrating 15 years of Dutch euthanasia 13 Feb 2016

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/tag/gene+therapy (2016-02-18)
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  • BioEdge: Thorny custody case could set precedent for disabled parents
    girl Jewish social security services immediately took custody of the child on the grounds that Mor Yosef was not a legal parent The child was handed over to adoption services Mor Yosef appealed to the Israeli High Court of Justice which has halted the adoption procedures until the end of a court case assessing the woman s rights to raise the child According to the woman s attorneys the seizing of the child from the surrogate mother is due in large part to Mor Yosef s perceived inability to care for a child due to her disability Mor Yosef has muscular dystrophy However she insists that her disability does not prevent her from leading a full life If granted custody Mor Yosef will seek out the adaptive tools and assistance she needs to help make certain the healthy little girl would enjoy the best possible upbringing MORE ON THESE TOPICS disability surrogacy 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 If you teach at a university we ask that your department make a donation Commercial

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/thorny_custody_case_could_set_precedent_for_disabled_parents/10516 (2016-02-18)
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  • BioEdge: “Depraved” remarks about disabled cost Cornwall councillor his job
    his comments mere flippant remarks But he soon saw that his position was untenable Mr Brewer s insensitive depraved according to disability advocates words prompted a satiric outburst from Cranmer one of the UK s best read bloggers Mr Brewer has nothing to apologise for His view is precisely that which our progressive society manifests toward the disabled in the womb right up to full term There is no 24 week limit when it comes to getting rid of those who can t walk talk see hear or catch a ball You ll have no problem at all getting your Down s child sliced up and vacuumed out and you ll even find doctors who will neatly dispose of a baby with a hare lip for that s an undoubted disability The glorious achievements of our Paralympians have done nothing to change this MORE ON THESE TOPICS disability 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

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/depraved_remarks_about_disabled_cost_cornwall_councillor_his_job/10412 (2016-02-18)
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