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distinctives: In the begining... (nucleus - February 2019)

1. abortion If life in utero is of value to God, then unborn babies surely deserve the protection of the sixth commandment as much as any other human. UK law doesn't reflect this, with the Abortion Act (1967) (1) allowing abortion until the 24th week of pregnancy in specific (though broadly...

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the ethics of gene editing (nucleus - February 2019)

Before the completion of the Human Genome Project (HGP) in 2003, it was thought there were around 80,000 coding genes for proteins. One of the big surprises of the mapping was the actual number turning out to be around 25,000, and the rest of the DNA was initially written off...

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when does life begin? (nucleus - February 2019)

When does life begin? This simple question has grown harder to answer as we have better understood the exact process of conception, uterine implantation, and pregnancy. There has not always been consensus within CMF over the answer, particularly over whether conception or implantation signals the start of life. The morally...

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unborn children (nucleus - February 2019)

'Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.' (Psalm 139:16) Today's parents have access to images of their unborn child that would have been unthinkable only a couple of generations ago. Ultrasound allows us...

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The Conscientious Objection (Medical Activities) Bill:Baroness O'Loan deserves our full support (triple helix - spring 2018)

Baroness O'Loan's Conscientious Objection (Medical Activities) Bill (1),(2) passed its second reading (debate stage) in the House of Lords on 26 January 2018. It is now being reviewed by a Committee of the Whole House where amendments can be submitted and debated. If it then passes a third reading it...

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Dr Peter Saunders on the RCM abortion controversy

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Dr Peter Saunders speaks on why the CEO of the Royal College of Midwives must step down over the abortion controversy.

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Philippa Taylor on the World at One re: RCM abortion controversy

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Broadcast 17 May 2016
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Three-parent embryos (triple helix - spring 2015)

Britain has become the first country in the world to offer controversial 'threeparent' fertility treatments to families who want to avoid passing on mitochondrial diseases to their children. The House of Commons approved the measure by 382–128 and the House of Lords by 280–48 on 3 and 24 February respectively. ...

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Three-parent embryos – Dr Trevor Stammers on Al Jazeera TV

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Broadcast on 12 February, 2015
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Dr Peter Saunders on three-parent embryos - BBC 3CR

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Dr Peter Saunders interviewed live on BBC Radio 3 Counties, 8 February 2015
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