How Human Rights Present Barriers to Cloning

The exciting technology of human cloning, and its as-yet unknown impacts on the world, has captured the imagination of the general public through popular films, books, and television programmes. Animal reproductive cloning became a reality on 5 July 1996 when Dolly the sheep was born in Midlothian, Scotland. She was the first mammal ever toContinue reading “How Human Rights Present Barriers to Cloning”

A Policy of Silence: The Global Gag Rule and its Impact on the Developing World

On January 26, not even a week after his inauguration, President Trump signed an executive order reinstituting the controversial Mexico City policy. This so-called ‘Global Gag Rule’ is a piece of legislation that prevents federal funding from the United States being used to advocate for the legalisation of abortion, provide abortion referrals or counselling, orContinue reading “A Policy of Silence: The Global Gag Rule and its Impact on the Developing World”

The Forced Sterilisation of Disabled Women in Australia

In 2013, a slew of articles was published regarding the sterilisation of disabled women in Australia, but recently this issue has dropped from the headlines despite having not been resolved. Disabled women, often under the age of 18, are recommended for permanent sterilisation by means of hysterectomy. There are various reasons proposed by those supportingContinue reading “The Forced Sterilisation of Disabled Women in Australia”