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Response to 10 Minute Abortion Bill

Women Deserve better than Abortion  … And borrowing further from the slogan of the great American Organisation, Feminists for Life, so too do their defenceless babies. With some 550 abortions taking place already every day in the United Kingdom, it is difficult at first sight to see how the pro-abortion 10 Minute Bill, approved in Westminster […] Read more

50th Anniversary of Abortion Act : BBC Radio Wales explores in depth the issues of abortion,12 March, 2017

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/player/b08j2bqx Josephine Quintavalle, representing CORE and PLA was on a panel which also included Canon Stephen Saxby from ‘Christians for Choice’, and Dr Sandy Kirkman, Lecturer in Midwifery from the University of Glenmorgan. ‘Hearing total endorsement of abortion from a clergyman was one of the hardest moments in this discussion’, said Mrs Quintavalle.  ‘I am […] Read more

Fertility watchdog refuses to extend embryo time limit

The legal time limit on growing human embryos in a laboratory was challenged after biologists at the University of Cambridge showed that they could keep embryos alive up to and possibly beyond the permitted 14 days: http://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/fertility-watchdog-refuses-to-extend-embryo-time-limit-h8lg9q6h6 Source: The Times, Dec 8 2016

The UK moves closer to 3-parent embryos

The UK moves closer to 3-parent embryos: https://www.theguardian.com/science/2016/nov/30/uk-doctors-to-seek-permission-to-create-baby-with-dna-from-three-people-mitochondrial-replacement-therapy That the HFEA will be the authority to give approval to this is particularly frightening.  It cannot be repeated often enough that the UK does not have a democratically appointed bioethics committee.

Il mercato della vergogna. La storia della gravidanza surrogata comincia nel 1978 con la nascita di Louise Brown

Di Josephine Quintavalle e Laura Gotti Tedeschi La storia dell’utero in affitto è piena di racconti tristi, che evidenziano ciascuno le difficoltà insuperabili che sono sorte da quando la riproduzione umana ha abbandonato l’intimità della relazione d’amore eterosessuale per volgersi all’artificialità della provetta, della donazione di gameti e dell’utero in affitto.   Tempo fa CORE […] Read more