Spanish government makes new proposal to reform abortion law

A NEW draft to modify Spain’s abortion law has been put forward by the government. The PP conservative party spokesperson, Rafael Hernando, has presented an amendment by which women aged 16 and 17 years old would need their parents’ or a guardian’s authorisation to undergo an abortion. Mr Hernando claimed that there exists a ‘social

Amnesty calls for reform of ‘draconian’ NI abortion law

  Amnesty calls for reform of ‘draconian’ NI abortion law Legislation in North breaches Britain’s ‘international human rights obligations’ Former Progressive Unionist Party leader Ms Purvis said the Northern Assembly “forces” any woman who is pregnant as a result of rape or incest, and wants an abortion, to continue with that pregnancy against her will.

Thailand bans commercial surrogacy for foreigners

Thailand has passed a law banning foreigners from paying Thai women to be surrogates, after two high-profile cases sparked debate last year. The legislation also bans the use of agents, or any promotion of women willing to carry babies for others. Last year the case of a little boy born with Down’s syndrome put Thailand’s

Three-parent babies: House of Lords approves law despite fears children could be born sterile

Sarah Knapton, Science Editor    Peers have approved historic legislation which would see Britain become the first country in the world to create three-parent babies, despite fears children could be born sterile. Health minister Lord Howe urged the House of Lords to pass the amendment to the 2008 Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act and permit

Dominican Republic moves to ease abortion ban, challenges remain: rights group

  Dominican Republic moves to ease abortion ban, challenges remain: rights group By Anastasia Moloney January 27, 2015 12:42 PM   BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – A presidential decision to ease the Dominican Republic’s ban on abortion is a landmark victory for women’s rights, but ensuring women can access legal and potentially life-saving abortions remains

Supreme Court Overrules Rodriguez; Physician-Assisted Suicide Legal In Canada

McCarthy Tétrault LLP ​Byron Shaw   Physician-assisted death is permissible in Canada, for competent adults who: (1) clearly consent to the termination of life; and (2) have a grievous and irremediable medical condition that causes enduring suffering that is intolerable to the individual in the circumstances of their condition. In Carter v. Canada (Attorney General), a unanimous