Bioethics at a Glance nº 23

JUNE 2021

Selected articles by Bioethics Observatory - Institute of Life Sciences editors

Couple has 20 children by surrogacy in a year. Ethical approach

"Not only will these children not maintain the bond with their expectant mothers, but they will not be raised by their commissioning mother, who has to delegate parenting duties to others." As we have already mentioned in this Observatory, the possibility of disassociating parenthood from procreation opens the door… Read more
Surrogate motherhood harm

China's transplants - organs donation studies and the ethics of its scientific papers

organ transplantation in China
An article published in the British Medical Journal - BMJ (April 13, 2021) with a stunning heading says, "Harrowing but credible allegations indicate crimes against humanity in forced organ harvesting at scale from prisoners of conscience, writes Adnan Sharif. Medical journals should… Read more

Does science suggest a Wuhan lab leak? An overview of the latest scientific evidence

SARS-CoV-2 Wuhan lab leak strong hypothesis. In recent days, we have witnessed a revival of the debate on the origin of the pandemic caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. The theories deemed most likely to identify the origin of this strange virus are those related…

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SARS-CoV-2 Wuhan lab leak

HIV infections dropped 73% in the United States in the last 40 years. In this scenario, the increase in the homosexual collective is of great concerns

Homosexual collective HIV incidence increases
Is the current HIV prevention campaign up-to-date? An article published in the American journal Washington Post (June 12, 2021) gives the most up-to-date figures of the epidemic. New infections numbered…

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An NHS doctor has been banned from trying to save the babies of women who regret starting 'pills-by-post'

An NHS doctor has been banned from saving babies. With the widespread practice of telemedicine and permission by special healthcare systems to prescribe abortion pills to induce abortion at the patient’s request, the… Read more
NHS doctor banned

First US clinic for children with Down syndrome in the US

Down syndrome amazing news
The current unfairness against disabled people is a bioethical relevant issue. Perhaps the more aggressive intolerance is the extended discrimination before birth. In this respect, the Down syndrome collective has its own health and well-being necessities. The work that has made the renowned Lejeune Foundation in the United States has helped… Read more
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