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Welcome to the Christian Medical Fellowship blogs. Here you will find comment on a wide range of topical issues at the interface of Christianity and medicine. Although all blog posts are reviewed by an editorial team, our blog authors all write in a personal capacity and the views expressed are not necessarily those of CMF. We encourage interaction and debate so please feel free to contribute to the discussion.

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Womb transplants: should we be concerned?

This week, the Health Research Authority granted ethical approval for a trial of ten uterine transplants, with a view to allowing women without a womb a chance to conceive and carry their own child. This follows on from three successful pregnancies in Sweden over the […]

Anger, confusion, injustice – should Christian doctors strike?

  For the first time since 1975, it looks like doctors are lining up to strike. Morale among juniors is lower than ever – over the last five years many of us have seen it dissipate before our eyes. I am sad to see colleagues […]

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In five years time (or less), expect to see the UK permit the creation of GM babies

  There has been a flurry of news reports (and here) in favour of a new technology that could edit the genome of human embryos, making changes that would be passed down the generations. More information on the benefits and potential costs of this interesting […]

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The campaign to change surrogacy laws suffers a set-back

According to newspaper reports last week, a one year old boy has been left in limbo, as a ward of court, with no legal father or mother, due to outdated surrogacy laws that deny his genetic father the right to be his legal father. As […]

Defeat of the Marris Assisted Dying Bill – some reflections on how MPs voted

The Assisted Dying (No 2) Bill of Labour MP Rob Marris was the eleventh attempt in twelve years to legalise assisted suicide through British Parliaments. But its overwhelming defeat yesterday (11 September 2015) by a margin of 212 votes (330 to 118) should settle this […]