Thursday, December 12, 2019

Philippa Taylor

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

Philippa Taylor: How safe is the school cancer vaccination for young girls?

Reports last weekend (including on the front page of The Independent) add to the evolving story of inadequate research on a vaccine that almost every teenage...

Philippa Taylor: Latest research suggests a link between abortion and breast cancer  

‘The World Health Organization estimates that the annual death-toll of breast cancer will dramatically increase by more than 60 per cent during the next...

Philippa Taylor:  Surrogacy is an exploitative global industry driven by money. Tell Clegg

Speaking to the Pink News website recently, Nick Clegg said surrogacy could, and should, be a great help for same-sex couples wanting to start...

Philippa Taylor: Lord Carey should realise ‘three-parent’ babies are a dangerous experiment

Lord Carey has decided to make public his views on the creation of three-parent embryos. Or, more specifically, to make public his views on...

Philippa Taylor: China aborts its females and stores up terrible future troubles

Just as the UK debates the need for a new law to prevent abortion based on gender, the Chinese Government has announced its latest...

Philippa Taylor: Don’t donate your eggs for research. The risks are too great

Tucked away in all the media coverage of the three-parent embryo debate this week, on the same day of the vote in Parliament, was...

Philippa Taylor: Conscientious objection to abortion. Worryingly, the Glasgow midwives lost their court case

The right of health professionals to exercise their conscientious objection to participating in abortion - or indeed to choose on occasion to limit the...

Philippa Taylor: Court ruling that unborn babies are “organisms” exposes incoherence of the law

Seven years ago, a baby girl (who cannot be named for legal reasons) was born to a 19-year-old-mother who had drunk heavily throughout her...

Philippa Taylor: The closing of the Oxbridge mind. Better not to debate controversies such as abortion

Not for the first time, a college at a top UK university has completely shut down an attempt to organise a balanced debate on...

Philippa Taylor: Compensation culture gone mad. Cash-strapped NHS shells out millions for ‘unwanted’ healthy babies

A recent response by the Government to a Parliamentary question on so-called ‘wrongful birth’ cases has elicited some startling findings, although perhaps ‘shocking’ may...

Philippa Taylor: Abortion is big business. Six-figure salaries abound and nearly 200,000 terminations a year are not enough

In 1991, half of all abortions were paid for privately, i.e. they weren’t free. Now, only two per cent of abortions are paid for...

Philippa Taylor: IVF is no panacea. Women should be free to have their children young

Last week, the mid Essex Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) voted to stop offering IVF treatment on the NHS. Now, in that CCG, only patients who...

Philippa Taylor: IVF madhouse strikes again. Another tragic baby mix-up

Most of the major newspapers have highlighted the news from Italy of an impending court battle between two different sets of ‘parents’, fighting over...

Philippa Taylor: Donor-conceived people should have the right to know their genetic parents

Most birth certificates tell the truth of someone’s origins. But not all. Emma Creswell is one of perhaps 70,000 children who have been born through...

Philippa Taylor: “Eggsploitation”. Poor women paid to donate their eggs for the benefit of a wealthy minority

In my blog on Thursday I asked if the drive behind new research techniques into mitochondrial diseases (now approved as being ‘safe enough’ to...

Philippa Taylor: Why ban GM crops but approve GM babies?

It is ironic that while the cultivation of genetically modified (GM) crops remains banned in the UK, we are just a step away from...

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