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International opposition grows to UK’s three-parent embryos

Jenny Leigh | 12 October 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: bioethics, three-parent embryos, UK
The British government is about to embark on the precedent-shattering move of allowing genome engineering.

Wheelchair advice

Peter Saunders | 20 September 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: assisted suicide, euthanasia, Stephen Hawking, UK
Stephen Hawking's genius and brave struggle with motor neurone disease do not mean he is right on assisted suicide.

Since when did abortion trump the rule of law?

Peter Smith | 12 September 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: abortion, rule of law, UK
British officials claim that the prosecution of illegal sex-selective abortion is not in the public interest. They are wrong.

What is next on Cameron’s gay rights agenda?

Blaise Joseph | 28 July 2013 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: marriage, UK

Monday, 4.24pm, 8lb 6oz, a Royal boy

Joanna Bogle | 23 July 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: Christianity, Royal baby, UK
The Royal baby symbolizes the great, civilized, traditions of Christian marriage.

Eight factoids about the Royal Baby

Deana Kjuka | 23 July 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: Royal baby, UK
Here are some of the age-old traditions and factual details surrounding royal births in the United Kingdom.

Why the UK should reject three-parent embryos

Peter Saunders | 01 July 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: mitochondrial disease, stem cells, three-parent embryos, UK
British stem cell scientists have scored a big win by securing government approval for a scheme to avoid rare diseases. This will do far more harm than good.

A fight for equality or a war on difference?

Brendan O'Neill | 20 May 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: discrimination, equality, same-sex marriage, UK
To invite the government to give us phony equalities by recognising gay marriage is to invite greater state intervention into our personal lives.

Engineering our way to a eugenic future

Philippa Taylor | 12 April 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: bioethics, eugenics, UK
The UK fertility regulator has proposed a "minor" procedure with momentous consequences which is legal nowhere else in the world.

A conviction politician

David Alton | 09 April 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: Margaret Thatcher, obituaries, UK
A political opponent pays tribute to Margaret Thatcher's character while questioning her social policies.

A sense of purpose

Peter Smith | 09 April 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: Margaret Thatcher, obituaries, UK
Mrs Thatcher’s steely resolve to improve Britain is sorely needed today, but tempered by compassion for the post-industrial working class.

She served her country well

Joanna Bogle | 09 April 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: Margaret Thatcher, obituaries, UK
Courage, kindness and conviction were the hallmarks of the Margaret Thatcher I knew.

A British Labour MP explains the case against same-sex marriage

Tom O'Gorman | 14 February 2013 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: British Labour Party, same-sex marriage, UK

Marriage equality splits the Tories

Peter Smith | 08 February 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: David Cameron, same-sex marriage, UK
Supporters cited adult happiness and lovely wedding ceremonies; opponents championed children and families.

Do babies need their mums more than their dads?

Carolyn Moynihan | 07 February 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: parental leave, UK, women's issues
A British government minister says it's time to "shatter" that perception.

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