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Lord Carey is putting his faith in the wrong place: ‘three parent’ embryos will not end great suffering

Former Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord Carey has decided to make public his views on the creation of three parent embryos. Or, more specifically, to make public his views on anyone who has the temerity to oppose their creation. These new, treatments will, he assures us, […]

It’s raining men: the cost of 34 million more males than females in China

Just as the UK debates the need for a new law to prevent abortion based on gender, the Chinese Government has announced its latest population statistics. In amongst the data is the remarkable admission by the Chinese health authorities that the gender imbalance among newborns […]

Three-parent embryos – five big questions for MPs to consider ahead of vote

Tomorrow MPs in the House of Commons will be asked to vote to make Britain the first country in the world to offer controversial ‘three-parent’ fertility treatments to families who want to avoid passing on mitochondrial diseases to their children. This is final crunch time. […]

Why abortion is not the best solution for pregnancy following rape or incest

This incredibly difficult and sensitive issue has come into public discussion again as the Northern Ireland Department of Justice reviews their law on abortion. The Department is proposing a change to the current, restrictive, law in Northern Ireland, to permit abortion where the unborn baby […]

Why have we become so scared of disability?

When I went to see the midwife at 36 weeks of pregnancy, I did not expect to find myself leaving in the back of an ambulance. My BP was 200/115 and there were 4 pluses of protein in my urine. My non-medical husband was bewildered […]