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Ireland: Tension over the Abortion Referendum

On May 25 a referendum on abortion will be held in Ireland. Abortion has always been illegal in Ireland in both Northern Ireland, (part of the UK) and the independent state of Southern Ireland. Its prohibition was added to the Constitution in 1983, with the 8th...

Spanish Fertility Clinic Guarantees a Baby or a Refund

In mid-April, the Institute of Infertility in Valencia, Spain (IVI), a private group of specialized clinics in reproductive medicine, launched the “IVI Baby” program, which guarantees a refund for women and couples when their treatment protocol is...

Vincent Lambert: 3 MDs Appointed for a New Expert Opinion

On 3 May 2018, the Administrative Court of Châlons-en-Champagne, France announced the appointment of 3 medical experts to examine Vincent Lambert’s clinical condition. Following the collegial decision on April 9, Vincent Lambert’s attending physician at the Reims...

UK Legal Battle over Stopping Life Support for Young Alfie Evans

Life-support treatment was withdrawn by legal order in the UK in the evening of April 23, 2018 for 23 month-old toddler, Alfie Evans. His parents have filed an urgent appeal for a transfer to Rome where the Italian authorities have accepted to care for him.   Born on...

Appeal for Testimonies: French Bioethics

To participate in this year’s National Consultations on Bioethics in France, Alliance VITA has requested for people to share their testimonies when facing certain trials in life such as: infertility, disability, illness, bereavement… In response to VITA’s...
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