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Philippa Taylor is Head of Public Policy at CMF. She has an MA in Bioethics from St Mary’s University College and a background in policy work on bioethics and family issues.
Philippa Taylor

Recent blog posts written by Philippa Taylor

Abortion pill reversal: a chance for a change of mind

Abortion pill reversal: a chance for a change of mind

How many of us have ever made a really big decision in life and then changed our mind? I suspect quite a few of us.  And if there was any ambivalence in the initial decision, then a subsequent change of mind is even more possible. […]

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Surrogacy: asking the questions no-one wants to ask (or answer)

In June, the Law Commission published a consultation document on surrogacy, which is still open for submissions. The premise of the consultation – and indeed of the Government – is that surrogacy is a positive, family-building, option but the current law is too restrictive and needs to […]

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Still time for some late summer reading:  two books for holiday packing

A book on the impact of new ideologies on European culture and another on their impact on Africa and international development should be relevant for quite a few holiday destinations.   Two books that I have recently read have been hugely informative – and challenging.  […]

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Defending freedom of conscience on emergency contraception

The UK’s biggest abortion provider, British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS), has attacked pharmacists who do not sell the ‘morning after pill’ for conscience reasons. After one incident where a pharmacist would not dispense emergency contraception to a woman for ‘personal’ reasons, BPAS condemned both the […]

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What happens when a rat has a drug induced medical abortion?

The rat is a valuable animal model of human disease. Humans and rats share many common genetic features and by examining the physiology, neurology, neurophysiology and the resulting behaviours such as the response to stress, of a rat, scientists can gain valuable insights into how […]