In the first decision in California to address a dispute over the fate of frozen embryos after a couple’s divorce, a state judge in San Francisco on Wednesday ordered the destruction of five embryos after a man challenged his ex-wife’s right to use them

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‘These Babies Keep Dying’

November 10, 2015

Prodded by lawsuits, one jail moves to curb fetal deaths

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(Video) Prof. Tom Beauchamp, PhD, of the Kennedy Institute of Ethics at Georgetown University, discusses the legislative history and ethics of the right to die and physician assistance in the United States

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The issue stems from the fact that enrollees must check a single gender box when they sign up for a plan sold on the individual or small group markets, according to advocates and health care providers

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Our Travis Rieder joins Flora Lichtman, host of The Adaptors Podcast, to discuss ethics and population

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A divorced couple’s battle for control over their frozen embryos could affect how fertility clinics approach freezing embryos, experts said of the precedents the case may set. With comments from our Jeffrey Kahn.

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The Death Treatment

June 17, 2015

When should people with a non-terminal illness be helped to die?

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A state judge heard arguments on Wednesday on whether chimpanzees can be considered persons with some legal rights, as advocates seeking to free two chimps in captivity on Long Island asserted they were “autonomous beings” and compared their plight to that of human slaves

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