Warrior Mothers, Miracle Daughters: China’s Battle for Life

For many Chinese women, keeping a daughter is a battle—and the stakes are unthinkably high. A Chinese woman may not become pregnant without the government’s permission. Under China’s One-Child Policy, all couples must apply for a birth permit before starting a pregnancy. Nearly two-thirds of Chinese couples (more than 900 million people) may have only…

European Development Association join One of Us

The President of the European Development Association, Francesco Cariati, has declared his official support for the European citizens’ initiative One of Us, which has long been featured on the EDA website. Besides his official support, Francesco Cariati has also offered to cooperate on a volunteer basis with the European Coordination Office and the National Committees…

UK May Be First to Allow “Three-Parent” Human Embryos Via IVF

After roughly a year of polling the British public about it (because naturally that’s the best way to determine all serious ethical questions involving complicated human biotechnology), last week the UK’s Chief Medical Officer, Dame Sally Davies, announced that the British government’s health department is drafting regulations in order to start offering “three-parent” IVF treatments in order to combat mitochondrial disease. What this means, essentially, is that the UK will give the genetic engineering of future generations without their consent it’s official stamp of approval.

Croatian European Citizens can sign ONE OF US

Parallel with a Croatian accession to the European Union on 1st July 2013 the Croatian citizens can participate in the European Citizens Initiative – a form of participatory democracy in the European Union. The first such initiative is “One of us” (in Croatian: „Jedan od nas“) that aims to protect human life from conception in…