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  • BioEdge: the latest news and articles about bioethics
    he said he was Michael Cook 25 April 2015 Comments tags sperm donation A lesbian couple was misled about the superior qualifications of their sperm donor The growing sperm bank industry Xavier Symons 28 March 2015 Comments tags government regulation identity sperm donation The international sperm bank industry is growing at a remarkable rate analysts report No longer anonymous in Germany Michael Cook 31 January 2015 Comments tags Germany sperm donation The German Supreme Court has ruled that children of any age may request the identity of their biological father No love no marriage just the baby carriage Michael Cook 14 December 2014 Comments tags co parenting IVF sperm donation You ve heard of hook up sites for people who just want sex but not marriage and kids But sites for people who just want kids but not marriage and sex Fatherhood superannuated or evergreen Michael Cook 15 November 2014 Comments tags fatherhood IVF sperm donation Has sperm donation made the status of fathers obsolete Several items popped up in the media this week which give different answers UK opens national sperm bank Michael Cook 02 November 2014 Comments tags sperm donation UK The UK has given a new twist to the one of the oldest arguments for trade protectionism coddling an infant industry by launching a national sperm bank US doctors update gamete donation guidelines Michael Cook 28 September 2014 Comments tags egg donation gamete donation sperm donation IVF doctors have updated guidelines for gamete donation in the light of a growing recognition that offspring have a right to their genetic heritage We have a right to know our parents Xavier Symons 05 September 2014 Comments tags identity sperm donation There are calls for a change in birth certificate regulations after a woman conceived by sperm donation had her

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  • BioEdge: New French law creates right to terminal sedation
    may shorten the person s life Socialist Alain Claeys co author of the bill said Our text has one purpose fighting a bad dying that still happens too often in France The conservative co author Jean Leonetti explained At end of your life if the suffering is unbearable you ll be allowed to get to sleep soothed and serene The law also directs doctors to honour advance directives when patients are no longer able to communicate The new law contains ambiguities which will soon be put to the test Pro euthanasia sociologist Philippe Bataille told L Humanité that the law enshrined a fundamental contradiction it makes euthanasia both possible and prohibited at the same time That is to say it prevents the doctor from intentionally causing death but it also allows a simple letting die not a kill that is to say only the suspension of hydration and nutrition accompanied by palliative care until death ensues The anti euthanasia group Soulager mais pas tuer Care not killing said that The introduction of a right of continuous deep sedation until death indeed opens the door to euthanasia Its promoters have issued reassuring statements but they have always refused to include black and white provisions in the law that the intention of this type of sedation must not be to cause death In endorsing this deliberate blurring this text weakens the relationship between carers and patients since the new law does not clearly close the door to hidden euthanasia MORE ON THESE TOPICS euthanasia France terminal sedation 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

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/new-french-law-creates-right-to-terminal-sedation/11729 (2016-02-18)
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  • BioEdge: the latest news and articles about bioethics
    Udo Schuklenk really say about neonatal euthanasia Xavier Symons 20 December 2014 Comments tags euthanasia neo natal euthanasia terminal sedation Udo Schuklenk Bioethicist Udo Schuklenk has come under fire following the publication of a conference paper in which he advocated neonatal euthanasia in certain extreme circumstances Disabled girl allowed to die of dehydration in UK Michael Cook 15 November 2014 Comments tags England euthanasia terminal sedation How illegal are euthanasia and assisted suicide in England More questions about Belgian euthanasia Michael Cook 31 January 2014 Comments tags Belgium euthanasia informed consent terminal sedation A puzzling study from Belgium suggests that in nearly 80 of terminal sedations in Flanders there was no explicit consent Savulescu proposes alternative to euthanasia Xavier Symons 27 July 2013 Comments tags Julian Savulescu terminal sedation voluntary palliated starvation Julian Savulescu proposes a new way out voluntary palliated starvation Doubts emerge about Dutch guidelines for terminal sedation Michael Cook 20 July 2012 Comments tags euthanasia Netherlands palliative sedation terminal sedation Should deep continuous sedation at the end of 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 Dutch euthanasia figures present muddled picture Michael Cook 14 July 2012 Comments tags euthanasia Netherlands terminal sedation Euthanasia in the Netherlands is nothing much to worry about according to The Lancet The latest survey shows that the overall levels of euthanasia and assisted suicide are about the same now as they were in 2002 when euthanasia was legalised A small increase since 2005 is just due to the fact that more people are requesting euthanasia At least that was the

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  • BioEdge: Pope sets out his bioethics priorities
    is not a conventional topic for bioethicists Catholic or not 2 Disability and marginalization of vulnerable subjects This appears to be a new way of approaching the traditional Catholic insistence on protecting life from conception to natural death It is the challenge of opposing the throwaway culture which has so many expressions today among which is treating human embryos as disposable material and also sick and elderly persons approaching death 3 International regulation of medical and biological activity One interesting aspect of his brief discourse was his assertion that the Church does not claim any privileged space in this field rather she is satisfied when the civil conscience is able to reflect discern and work at various levels on the basis of free and open rationality and of the constitutive values of the person and of society In other words Francis seems to be claiming that a Catholic bioethicist should not use arguments drawn from faith but from reason However as always he insisted that the ultimate purpose of bioethics is the service of the human person the person in his singularity always as an end and never simply as a means This ethical principle is also fundamental in regard to the bio technological applications in the medical field which can never be used in a way that is harmful to human dignity and even less be guided by industrial and commercial ends alone MORE ON THESE TOPICS Catholic bioethics disability environment Pope Francis 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

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/pope-sets-out-his-bioethics-priorities/11728 (2016-02-18)
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  • BioEdge: the latest news and articles about bioethics
    moral complexities of IVF Pope condemns euthanasia calls for a new human ecology Xavier Symons 22 November 2014 Comments tags Catholic bioethics euthanasia human ecology Pope Francis Pope Francis has condemned euthanasia calling it a sin against God the creator 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

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  • BioEdge: the latest news and articles about bioethics
    on the grounds of disability Autistic boy debarked to prevent screaming Xavier Symons 05 October 2013 Comments tags disability informed consent Controversy has arisen around a procedure performed on an American autistic boy to stop him screaming At the request of his parents Kade Hanegraaf had his vocal cords separated so as to greatly reduce his ability to scream UK commission calls for action on abortion of disabled Xavier Symons 27 July 2013 Comments tags abortion disability Down syndrome A parliamentary commission into abortion based on disability has called for radical changes to the UK abortion law Down syndrome therapy now possible says US researcher Michael Cook 21 July 2013 Comments tags disability Down syndrome gene therapy A chromosome therapy for Down syndrome may be possible according to ground breaking research published in Nature Sterilization of disabled should be banned says Australian report Michael Cook 21 July 2013 Comments tags Australia disability sterilization Sterilization of intellectually disabled people should be banned unless they can consent an Australian Senate Committee has recommended Thorny custody case could set precedent for disabled parents Xavier Symons 18 May 2013 Comments tags disability surrogacy A complex custody dispute has come before an Israeli court raising questions about the limits of legal parenthood as well as the rights of parents with disabilities A disabled woman is taking state social services to court after being denied custody of a child she had conceived by surrogacy Depraved remarks about disabled cost Cornwall councillor his job Michael Cook 03 March 2013 Comments tags disability Public outrage over a crass remark about disabled people has cost a councillor in Britain his job UK opens inquiry into abortion of disabled children Xavier Symons 22 February 2013 Comments tags abortion disability UK The UK parliament has begun a controversial new inquiry into

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  • BioEdge: the latest news and articles about bioethics
    the environment heads the list 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 Canada s euthanasia courts 13 Feb 2016 IVF audit in Australia 13 Feb 2016 Archive Feb

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  • BioEdge: the latest news and articles about bioethics
    Pope Francis No sign of relaxing Catholic views under Francis Pope condemns euthanasia calls for a new human ecology Xavier Symons 22 November 2014 Comments tags Catholic bioethics euthanasia human ecology Pope Francis Pope Francis has condemned euthanasia calling it a sin against God the creator Search BioEdge Subscribe to BioEdge newsletter Subscribe to BioEdge RSS feed Recent Posts Dutch psychiatric patients may get euthanasia too easily says US study

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