All posts by: Laura

Gene-edited babies in China

By Angela Napoletano It seems that He Jiankui, the Chinese scientist who announced to have created the world’s first gene-edited babies, has been arrested. The news has been spread by the South China Morning Post even if it has not been confirmed by officials. Is this good news? Science’s progresses are usually perceived as […] Read more

No, I am not going to freeze my eggs

This article has been published on the online journal Voices In Bioethics on July 28, 2015 By Katarina Lee Tick-tock goes our biological clocks. A law professor who I admire greatly, only half-jokingly said to my class that the new gift for women graduating from law school would be our parents paying for us to freeze our […] Read more

Be aware of the big business of infertility

Christopher White, director of research and education at the Center for Bioethics and Culture Network, on the National Review Online today warns about the uncontrolled consequences of IVF, such as egg and sperm donation and surrogacy. White writes that after the birth of the first test-tube baby Louise Brown in 1978 reproductive technology “may be seen […] Read more

Planned Parenthood’s black market and the abortion debate: yes or no. Not maybe

Canada’s largest-circulation national newspaper, The Globe and Mail, has published a letter yesterday by Katarina Lee, a Contributing Researcher for CORE, in response to pro-choice Margaret Wente’s article about Planned Parenthood’s alleged “black market” in harvesting and selling fetal body parts. Ms. Lee writes that “If one holds that an embryo/fetus is a person, and persons are entitled to […] Read more


The Times has published a letter today by Katarina Lee, a Contributing Researcher for CORE. With reference to an article on surrogacy that appeared on the Times2 of July 20th, reporting that surrogacy in the US is regulated, Ms. Lee warns that it is inaccurate to state so. She writes: ‘[In the US] There is no federal […] Read more


By Laura Gotti Tedeschi Obstetrician Michel Odent, who has been in charge of about 15,000 hospital births in France, warns on the New Scientist of this month that the culture around childbirth is robbing women of their capacity to give birth unassisted. Most women today need to be assisted in hospitals by midwives, doctors and partners which may well […] Read more


Al Jazeera, June 3rd: An increasing number of women choose to postpone childbearing, prioritising a career. Presenter: Richelle Carey Guests: Dominic Stoop and Josephine Quintavalle Click here to watch the interview: