Pouring cold water on ice buckets
A scientist explains why he is not dumping water on his head for the Lou Gehrig campaign.
Dawkins, and what to do about a baby with Downs
Advice offered on Twitter sounds brutal - and it is.
Eugenics wasn’t always a dirty word
A Scottish bioethicist recalls famous Scots who wanted to create a better humanity.
Whose baby is it?
Italian judges will need the wisdom of Solomon to sort out the latest tragic IVF mix-up.
In denial: breast cancer establishment continues to reject abortion link
An event in Australia sparks the latest airing of the orthodox position.
The power of cuteness
The story of a deserted baby exposes contradictory attitudes towards children with Down syndrome.
When ‘exciting’ trumps ‘honest’
Traditional academic journals are encouraging bad science by chasing sensational results.
Baby Gammy case reveals murky side of commercial surrogacy
Brokers are sending their clients to a handful of countries where it is legal to bear children for profit.
There’s something very familiar about the UK dying debate
Lords and celebrities endorse choice, others find they have little.
Communism’s legacy: ethical yawns
A controversy over infanticide in the Czech Republic underscores indifference to many ethical issues.
Should birth certificates lie?
Too many children are denied the right to know who their genetic parents are.
Scientific truth and its real enemies today
The scramble for funds and the pursuit of relevance make us all losers.
Unpacking the labels in the abortion debate
Like North Korea and China, Canada has no abortion law. What is to be done?
Why is Richard Dawkins scaring kids out of reading fairy tales?
It's peculiar advice from someone who believes in them himself.
Why are men more in favour of abortion?
Polls show that men are more liberal on abortion limits than women.
What if software could suffer?
A thought experiment proves that the reasoning for animal rights is on the wrong track.
Is this democracy? 28 EU commissioners veto 2 million strong petition
You don’t have to be a Eurosceptic to have issues with Big Europe.
Motherhood at 40: how women came to believe a modern myth
It's time the media and sex education told the truth about women's fertility.
Paid for her silence: the exploitation of Kylee Gilman
No one should prey upon vulnerable women, endangering their health to harvest their eggs.
The abortion selfie of Emily Letts
A young actress gained instant notoriety when she posted her abortion on YouTube.
It’s true, denying IVF to gay men is unfair discrimination
The rights of the child have already been swept aside for others.
IVF’s tarnished halo
A horror story from Utah shows the crumbling ethical foundations of the assisted reproduction industry.
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