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Bioethics in France

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Villeneuve d'Ascq - FRANCE
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A translation project by students in the MéLexTra master's degree in translation at the University of Lille. The blog provides a press review consisting of English translations of a broad range of French articles on a different news topic every year. This year's project concerns the national consultation process on Bioethics being carried all over France during spring 2018.
  • For a bioethics of vulnerability

    An ear, nose and throat specialist, Jean Lacau St Guily, Professor of Oncology at one of the Sorbonne's main teaching hospitals, argues that the current debates about bioethics in France tend to focus on expensive cutting-edge technology and thus exclude the realities of medicine for the underpriveleged and socially marginal patients who make up the majority of his practice.
  • French Citizenship Rights for Surrogate Children to be Reviewed

    An article written by Agence France Presse gives an update on the case of the Mennesson family, who have been campaigning for 17 years to get the French state to officially recognise their surrogate daughters' status as the children of two French parents.
  • French Health Service on Notice for Database Vulnerabilities

    The website of medical TV show Allô Docteurs reports that the French health service has been served with an official notice to improve the security of its medical insurance database, which contains highly personal information about the vast majority of the country's citizens and service users.
  • Major religions sing from the same hymn sheet on assisted dying

    Relying primarily on the word of a Christian union representative, the traditionally Catholic newspaper La Croix reports on the unity of the major Abrahamic religions in France with regard to the ethics of end of life issues, and how this show of thoughtful solidarity has apparently impressed the French government's social advisory body.
  • France's Surrogacy Assault Course

    Eve Roger's brief exposé, broadcast on radio station Europe 1, reveals the difficulties faced by would-be parents wishing to find a way to circumvent France's stringent anti-surrogacy laws.
  • Organ Donation and French Law

    Writing in France Soir, Parisian barrister Thierry Vallat explains the current state of play regarding France's "opt out" organ donation law.
  • Bioethics in France: Introduction

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    In this blog about bioethics in France, a group of Lille University master's students present a range of reports from the French media concerning the debates surrounding the ongoing national consultation process on the subject. Their English versions of the articles, complete with glossaries and notes, provide an insight into how the French press is treating a variety of controversial topics.
  • Laïcité: a Constant Struggle in French Schools

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    Le Parisien’s correspondent in the South of France, Christel Brigaudeau, reports on how a provocative lawyer gets students at secondary schools in the region to open up about secularism and freedom of speech.
  • Public Funding of Private Education in France: what happened to religious neutrality?

    In a post on his ABC of Laïcité blog, Eddy Khaldi, a Mediapart Club Member, makes a strong case for putting an end to indirect State subsidy of Christian private education in France, including the charitable status of its funding bodies, on the grounds it contravenes secularism legislation.
  • Le Pen Manipulating Secularism to Attack Women's Rights

    A post on the blog "Droits des femmes contre les extrêmes droites" (Women's Rights versus Right Wing Extremisms) argues that the 'new secularism', focused on restricting freedoms of religious expression, is being used by the National Front as a means of discriminating against Muslim women.