Científicos chinos aseguran haber creado los primeros bebés modificados genéticamente

Científicos chinos aseguran haber creado los primeros bebés modificados genéticamente.  El mundo reacciona con dudas e indignación   Controversia y dudas, esa es la reacción ante el anuncio de que un científico chino habría creado los primeros bebés genéticamente modificados del mundo para que sean resistentes a ciertas enfermedades usando la técnica de edición genética CRISPR. La…

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La esperanza se abre paso en Noruega

¡La esperanza se abre paso en Noruega ¡   Sorprendentemente, Noruega está a punto de cambiar su legislación sobre el aborto (Lov om svangerskapsavbrudd), que ha estado en vigor desde 1976, en un sentido restrictivo. Este es un momento importante para el país, para Europa y para la defensa de los derechos humanos en general…

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VERONA LABELLED AS A “PRO-LIFE CITY”

In Italy, two measures have just been adopted by the Municipal Council of Verona to make it “a pro-life city”. The first measure is to release financing for catholic anti-abortion associations. In a country where newborn infants are being increasingly abandoned, the second measure introduces, at regional level, a network of “secret cradles” in a hospital setting. This…

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MEDICALLY ASSISTED REPRODUCTION FOR ALL WOMEN AUTHORISED IN MALTA

In Malta, new embryo legislation came into force on 1 October. It had been voted in by Parliament and signed by the Maltese President in June 2018 (see Malta: Changes to the Embryo Protection Act adopted by Parliament and Maltese President signs the Embryo Protection Act ). This new law extends IVF access, legalises the freezing of embryos and introduces gamete…

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BELGIAN MPS REMOVE ABORTION FROM THE PENAL CODE

In Belgium, following months of debate both in Parliament and civil society, a decision was taken yesterday to revise the 1990 Lallemand-Michielsens abortion law by 84 votes to 39 with five abstentions. The bill removes abortion from the penal code but penal sanctions still apply to women and doctors if abortion is performed outside the…

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