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Abortion

A turning point: Abortion’s decriminalisation in the UK

  On Tuesday the 27th of June, the British Medical association (BMA) voted in favor of a motion, which “decriminalizes” abortion. This motion follows a political bill proposal (i.e. Johnson’s Bill) started this January in the UK Parliament. Such stances raise concerns on the UK’s official position on ethically sensitive issues like abortion.   In […]

Caterina Milo | July 30, 2017
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Manipulación Genética: Entrevista a Ramón Lucas Lucas (1)

Hace algún tiempo tuve la gran oportunidad de realizar una entrevista al P. Ramón Lucas Lucas L.C., profesor de antropología filosófica y experto en bioética; autor de varios libros como “Bioética para todos”, Explícame la persona”, “Horizonte Vertical”, entre otros. Me gustaría compartir con ustedes, en varios artículos, el resultado del diálogo que tuvimos acerca […]

Luis Guillermo Flores | July 28, 2017
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Charlie Gard: new horizons?

    On the 27th of June, the European Court of Human Rights endorsed the UK courts decision in the Charlie Gard case. This judgment allowed UK doctors to withdraw Charlie Gard’s life support despite his parents’ opposition. In the past weeks, his story has reached international ears. Due to international awareness and outrage, Charlie […]

Caterina Milo | July 12, 2017
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Abortion

Planned Parenthood Applauds Abortion in Netflix’s GLOW

Planned Parenthood affirms a storyline in Netflix’s series GLOW in which the protagonist chooses to have an abortion. However, this affirmation unfortunately only acts as a way to promote fallacies related to women’s health and well-being, at the expense of women and children. The show looks at women’s professional wrestling in the 1980’s and is […]

Kiersten Lynch | July 6, 2017
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Charlie Gard: The Courts Ruling on his “Quality of Life”

The United Kingdom’s system of healthcare is under the National Health Service (NHS), which is a publicly funded, primarily through taxation, national healthcare system and is overseen by the Department of Health. The system provides healthcare to every legal resident in England, with most services free [1].  The CCGs (clinical commissioning groups) now commission most of the hospital […]

Jordan Hayley | July 6, 2017
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Charlie Gard: child’s best interest and parental rights

The UK Supreme Court confirmed a previous Court of Appeal judgement and granted doctors the right to withdraw life-sustaining treatment save from a baby, Charlie Gard, “to die with dignity”. Following doctors’ perspective, the Supreme Court argued that any treatment would be futile and hence not in Charlie’s best interest. However, Charlie’s parents disagreed on […]

Caterina Milo | July 3, 2017
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Abortion

The Olympics and Abortion: A Painful Reality

“Abortion would now forever be a part of my life. A scarlet letter I never thought I’d wear.” -Sonya Richard-Ross A few weeks ago, Sonya Richards-Ross publicly told the story of her athletic journey and the child she aborted for the chance to win gold at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. A four time gold medalist […]

Grace Hoffman | June 26, 2017
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Anonymous childbirth: an unknown alternative

Recently in Italy, there have been two cases of neonatal abandonment. Two mothers in Trieste and Settimo Torinese have abandoned their babies in the street, resulting in the inevitable death of both babies. These tragic stories raise some questions: is there any alternative to these tragic scenarios? Is abortion the only alternative for unexpected pregnancies […]

Caterina Milo | June 22, 2017
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Private Foundations and the Expanded Mexico City Policy

On January 23, 2017, President Trump reinstated the Mexico City Policy (MCP), a Reagan-era set of guidelines intended to restrict United States funding for abortion. The Policy withholds US funding, delivered in large part through USAID and the Department of Health and Human Services, from non-US groups that advocate for abortion as a method of […]

Anthony Tokarz | June 6, 2017
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