Latest global abortion figures suggest measures to prevent them and make known their true meaning

Knowing the incidence of abortion in different parts of the world is important in order to promote measures to prevent it. In a recent article by our Observatory (see HERE), we discussed an extensive study in The Lancet that addressed this issue. In 2010-2014, the annual...

Abortion survivors. The fate of babies who survive abortions at over 20 weeks gestation

“…they are usually left in the operating theatre until they die; if not, their life is ended by lethal injection or by suffocating them.” In many countries, abortion is legal in various circumstances at or after week 20 of pregnancy. It is not rare for children...

Has the morning after pill mechanism only an anticonceptive effect

Why is the morning after pill mechanism often silenced? Teenage pregnancy is a significant public health issue.(1) Worldwide, some 15 million pregnancies occur every year among young women aged 15 to 19,(2) approximately 1.25 million in the 28 OECD (Organization for Economic...

Has been proposed the use of organs from babies born with lethal malformation for transplants. An ethical approach

The British National Health Service is encouraging pregnant women whose unborn child has some sort of lethal malformation to continue their pregnancy so that the organs of the children can be used for transplantation after birth. A unspecified number of clinicians apparently...

Defenders of the right to life continues to grow in the United States public opinion

Defenders of the right to life continues to grow in USA. A study has noted that “for the better part of almost three decades, public opinion polling has consistently shown a solid majority of Americans are opposed to the vast majority of elective abortions performed annually in...

Induced abortions extinguish 50 million human lives each year

In 2008, there were around 43,800,000 induced abortions worldwide (Lancet, January 2012), i.e. 120,000 per day and 5,000 per hour. This number of abortions is two and a half times the population of Syria (17,064,854 in 2015). While some of the issues with migration and social...

Maternal foetal dialogue. Cross to the mother via the placenta and affect her physiological functions

 This physiological mechanism is only just beginning to be understood In a previous article, we referred to the maternal foetal dialogue in the genomic area (See HERE). It is now known (BioEssays 37; 1106-1118,2015) that foetal cells, which can cross to the mother via the...

Genetic selection of embryos: a technique that is clearly eugenic

Just 35 years ago, the world witnessed the birth of Louise Brown, the first test-tube baby. At the beginning of this month, just a few days before the anniversary of this event, a team at the University of Oxford announced at the European Society of Human Reproduction and...
Posted On 17 Jan 2016
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Physicians’ bioethics positions in USA and Europe

They change for the worst. A recent survey about physicians’ bioethics position held by doctors in partocualr cases (Medscape Ethics Report 2014, Part 1: Life, Death, and Pain. December 16, 2014.) features the opinions of American and European physicians on the ethical...
Posted On 06 Jul 2015
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A Chinese metha analysis showed relationship between induced abortion and breast cancer confirmed

A significant relationship between induced abortions and the risk of breast cancer. A meta-analysis (Cancer Causes and Control, DOI.10.1007/sl0552-013.0325-7), has revealed a link between breast cancer and abortion. The Chinese study made use of data from 14 Chinese provinces....
Posted On 03 May 2014
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