Overwhelming defeat in the Irish Parliament for disability abortion proposal

A proposal that would have allowed abortion for a wide variety of disabilities was decisively defeated in the Irish Parliament, Dail Eireann, yesterday (Tuesday 10th February). The amendment to the 2013 Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill, tabled by opposition member Clare Daly, would have allowed abortion for disability “where the foetus has a fatal… Read more »

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Don’t believe the hype about mitochondrial donation: we tackle three myths

Myth: mitochondrial donation does not involve genetic modification This has been widely stated as fact in numerous places. In fact, just today, The Daily Telegraph reported Lord Robert Winston as saying that there was no genetic modification involved, that the technique under discussion was “no more sinister than a simple blood transfusion”. Lord Winston has… Read more »

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