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Bishops urge French Catholics to pray and fast as bioethics bill returns to Senate

Bishops in France are asking Catholics to pray and fast for the next four Fridays for a respect for human... Read more

The Palais Bourbon, the seat of the National Assembly, in Paris.

French archbishop criticizes push to pass bioethics law amid pandemic

The archbishop of Paris has criticized the French parliament’s decision to debate a controversial bioethics bill which would increase access to... Read more

French Senate in June, 2019.

French Senate passes controversial IVF bill

The French Senate this week passed a bill that would allow access to in-vitro fertilization (IVF) for single women and... Read more

French Senate in June, 2019.

French Senate debates IVF law after thousands protest in Paris streets

Debate began on a bioethics bill in the French Senate Tuesday after tens of thousands of people marched through the... Read more

Technician does control check of the in vitro fertilization process using a microscope. Via Shutterstock

'Fertility fraud' scandals raise broader questions about IVF, ethicist says

Lawmakers in three states have passed laws to criminalize “fertility fraud” following a series of scandals in which fertility doctors... Read more

A dewar with liquid nitrogen straws with frozen embryos and egg cells.

Embryonic IQ tests could ‘screen’ for less intelligent children, firm says

A company claims to have developed a new test that will permit parents to test and screen embryos for intelligence... Read more

UK bill seeks to protect conscientious objection for medical practitioners

A bill in the British Parliament would clarify the rights of conscientious objection for medical professionals, protecting them from participating... Read more

Ethicist: IVF mix-up shows danger of artificial reproduction

The accidental swapping of children conceived through IVF procedures before implantation, which recently occurred in Italy, points to the moral... Read more

Dr. Carlo Bellieni, director of the neonatal unit at Siena University Hospital in Siena, Italy.

Doctor charges governments with ignoring causes of infertility

An Italian doctor who specializes in treating newborns says governments are not working to prevent infertility because of financial reasons.  Read more

Fr Renzo Pegoraro, Chancellor of the Pontifical Academy for Life, speaks to CNA on Feb. 23, 2012

Vatican workshop focuses on ethical treatment of infertility

The Pontifical Academy for Life is hosting a one-day workshop on treating infertility in an ethical way. Read more