Bioethics

State Council Ruling: Current ART Conditions Are Not Unfair

On Friday, September 28, the French State Council of State rendered a decision which upheld Toulouse University Hospital’s refusal to provide ART for two women without a male partner. They declared that distinguishing different treatment for them compared to a...

[Press Release] French Bioethics Law: CCNE Ignores Ethics

Alliance VITA disapproves of the recommendations given by the French National Consultative Ethics Committee (“CCNE”) which is willing to open the use of ART to couples without infertility pathology, whereas public authorities should be focused on fighting against...

Surrogacy: Trapped by a Certain Conception of Artificial Conception?

“I’d like to extract us out of a trap that is contaminating the surrogacy debate these days. This trap is consequentialism. I’d like to suggest an exercise to explain the word, and the trap that goes with it. First of all, let’s consider how good it is for...

French Order of Physicians Takes Odd Bioethical Viewpoint on ART

On September 19th, the Directors of the National Order of Physicians (“CNOM”) were heard at the French National Assembly by the Commission in charge of the revision the bioethics law.  The President of the Ethics and Deontology Department, Dr. Jean-Marie Faroudja,...

Post Mortem Insemination: Controversial Birth in UK

Controversy recently erupted following media reports of a wealthy British couple who had conserved their son’s frozen sperm to produce a “designer grandson” by surrogacy techniques, following his death in a brutal accident at age 26.  Without obtaining formal consent...