Philippa Taylor

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Philippa Taylor is Head of Public Policy at CMF. She has an MA in Bioethics from St Mary’s University College and a background in policy work on bioethics and family issues.
Philippa Taylor

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If we trust women, we should listen to them

If we trust women, we should listen to them

Contrary to impressions given in the media, by professional bodies such as the Royal college of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) and by most Parliamentarians, an overwhelming majority of Britons actually want to make it harder for women to get abortions, a new poll reveals. It […]

Exposing the dark side of egg ‘donation’: the headlines this week should be just the start

Exposing the dark side of egg ‘donation’: the headlines this week should be just the start

At last! The media has finally picked up on the ethical and exploitative mess that is egg ‘donation’. I have blogged on this, included it in submissions, asked questions in conferences and, most recently, raised it when giving oral evidence to a Parliamentary Select Committee […]

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Egg freezing is not all it’s cracked up to be

A Daily Telegraph article recently asked: ‘Motherhood on ice: has the egg-freezing generation of working women been misled?’ That’s an easy question to answer: Yes! The massively profitable egg-freezing industry has an appallingly low ‘success’ rate, yet still tempts thousands of women to take this […]

Sex and Relationship Education: should it be compulsory in schools or not?

Sex and Relationship Education: should it be compulsory in schools or not?

The Government has just announced major changes to Sex and Relationships Education (SRE) in all schools, from age four. Currently SRE is compulsory in council-maintained secondary schools but not Academies, free schools or primary schools, although in reality, most academies and free schools do provide […]

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Surrogacy – good rulings from Europe put the UK out on a limb

The disentangling of the UK from the European Union will inevitably, over time, put us more and more out of sync with the rest of Europe. Yet in some matters, we are already starkly out of sync, and not in a good way for the […]