The aftermath of the United States Supreme Court ruling limiting abortion

After the recent ruling of the Supreme Court of the United States, which establishes that abortion is not a constitutional right, there have been numerous reactions aimed both at limiting access to abortion and at favoring it, depending on the state in question. At least

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Has the US Supreme Court ignored science?

On 24 June, the US Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, the ruling that established in 1973 there was a constitutional right to abortion in the US, so that a gravid woman had the liberty to choose an abortion to end her pregnancy. The Roe

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The state of Oklahoma passes a bill banning abortion
13 April 2022

The Oklahoma House of Representatives has given its final approval to a bill that almost totally bans abortion, so those who carry out this procedure

Is it ethical to give the result of a biopsy through an app?
30 March 2022

The development of new tools in medicine thanks to technology has also produced that their indiscriminate use can cause the relationship between doctor and patient

First man to undergo a pig heart transplant dies
24 March 2022

David Bennett, the first man to have a pig heart transplanted two months ago, has died at the age of 57. The heart came from

China records worst birth rates since 1950
27 January 2022

The Chinese National Bureau of Statistics has recently reported 10.62 million births during 2021, 1.4 million less than in 2020. A new unprecedented minimum since


The Catholic University of Valencia was founded on 8th of December 2003, the “youngest” of the Spanish Catholic universities. On 20th September 2006, the Institute of Life Sciences was constituted within the University itself, and within it, the Bioethics Observatory.

The Observatory has a website in Spanish that was created on Decembre 2007 (see HERE), and we are now starting a new chapter with our website in English, given the importance of this language in the field of bioethical research.

Our website includes “Special reports”, based on the latest biomedical and biotechnological research findings from the world’s top medical and scientific journals, such as the biological and anthropological status of the human embryo, matters regarding the end of life, especially euthanasia, assisted suicide and palliative care, and also some of the issues that are currently giving rise to major debates, including: assisted reproduction, surrogacy, use of contraceptives and the morning-after pill, transsexuality, genome editing, synthetic biology, production of human-animal chimeras for medical purposes and transhumanism.

Special Reports includes extensive reference material on these topics, which is constantly updated as new information becomes available. It is also a dynamic means of communication with our readers to reflect on these issues.




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