Tag: Sanctity of Life
UK doctors exposed in illegal abortion scandal
Undercover reporters have filmed a British doctor offering an abortion – because the baby was the wrong sex. Gender-selective abortion has wreaked havoc in east Asia. Could it be spreading?
US scientists create ‘Frankenstein’ monkeys
Scientists have found a way to create one monkey from six different embryos – a baby with twelve parents. The medical possibilities are endless, but a moral row has already erupted.
Author leads campaign for assisted suicide
A controversial report by the Commission on Assisted Dying claims existing laws are ‘incoherent’ and must be changed. But would the proposed changes make things better, or worse?
‘Insane’ mass murderer may escape prison term
Anders Breivik killed 77 people, mostly teenagers, in a horrifying shooting spree in July this year – but psychological evaluators say he was insane, and needs treatment, not punishment.
Political guru inspires through bravery in death
Philip Gould, one of the architects of modern political practice, has succumbed to oesophageal cancer at the age of 61. His courageous response to death has been widely admired.
Family refused permission to turn off life support
A judge has ruled that a 'minimally conscious' patient must be kept alive, in spite of opposition from the family. It's an important legal ruling; but does it make her life worth living?
Horrific cruelty to elderly patients revealed
Appalling treatment of senior citizens in NHS is exposed by Health Ombudsman. Patients are left thirsty, hungry and unwashed. Are we an ageist society?