Friday, November 22, 2019

Philippa Taylor

Philippa Taylor
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Philippa Taylor is Head of Public Policy at the Christian Medical Fellowship @PhilippaTaylor_

Philippa Taylor: Our obsession with cheating death leads us deeper into an ethical swamp

A 60-year-old woman has been granted permission to take her dead daughter's frozen eggs to a US fertility treatment clinic, to fertilise them with...

Philippa Taylor: Paying poor young women £500 for painful and risky egg donation raises ethical questions

Journalists and commentators covering the ‘three-parent’ embryos news consistently fail to consider, let alone ask the scientists about, several important ethical and safety questions. There...

Philippa Taylor: Time to issue a health warning on three-parent embryos

Good news! It is now safe to produce three-parent embryos! We are well on the way to providing new treatments for women who have...

Philippa Taylor: Ethical objections to embryo research can trigger genuine progress

An admission from scientists in the latest issue of the journal Nature, that production of three-parent embryos may not accomplish the stated goals, reminds me...

Philippa Taylor: Midwives are meant to save unborn lives not destroy them

Don’t become a midwife if you just want to save and help unborn lives, and bring new life into the world. According to the Royal...

Philippa Taylor: Listen to the real ‘experts’ on prenatal screening tests

It is not only junior doctors who are trying to get their voices heard by Jeremy Hunt. One young lady last week made an impassioned...

Philippa Taylor: Beware this multi-million pound altar to the eugenic legacy of Francis Crick

A small statue in a small college in a small town in the UK has been at the centre of much media attention recently. ...

Philippa Taylor: Modern liberals are the least tolerant

My first piece on The Conservative Woman blog was posted two years ago, and it is probably more relevant than ever. It had been prompted by...

Philippa Taylor: Leading the world in designer babies. Brave New Britain comes a step closer

There will be a number of individuals who will be absolutely delighted to hear that UK scientists are likely to be allowed to engineer genetically...

Philippa Taylor: Abortion is no answer to children conceived through rape or suffering fatal fetal abnormality

A High Court judge ruled last week that Northern Ireland’s near ban on abortion breaches the human rights of women and girls, including rape victims. This...

Philippa Taylor: A new wave of Down Syndrome babies face abortion. Test companies face higher profits

The NHS is considering introducing a new test for pregnant women that will make it much easier to detect and search out any babies...

Philippa Taylor: Ground-breaking medical research can still be ethical

Researchers are planning to use stem cells extracted from aborted fetuses to try to treat unborn babies with brittle bone disease, osteogenesis imperfect(OI). This new trial will...

Philippa Taylor: A £50,000 womb transplant for a handful of infertile women? Why not adoption?

News of a proposal to give up to ten women new wombs, donated by deceased women, filled the airways and news channels with excitement...

Philippa Taylor: Beware the new campaign to loosen surrogacy laws

According to newspaper reports this week, a one-year-old boy has been left in limbo, as a ward of court, with no legal father or...

Philippa Taylor: Updating our surrogacy laws will require more judges with the wisdom of Solomon

Disturbing stories on surrogacy are hitting the headlines on a regular basis at the moment. Last week we heard about a surrogate mother who changed...

Philippa Taylor: Danger as underage girls to be given pill behind parents back

News today that the morning-after pill, EllaOne (which can be effective up to five days after sex) is now available for use by any woman...

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